Ritchie Havens,Woodstock....still going on


Dreadful Nonsense
#1
Handsome Johnny - R Havens

Hey, look yonder, tell me what's that you see
Marching to the fields of Concord?
It looks like Handsome Johnny with a musket in his hand,
Marching to the Concord war, hey marching to the Concord war.


Hey, look yonder, tell me what you see
Marching to the fields of Gettysburg?
It looks like Handsome Johnny with a flintlock in his hand,
Marching to the Gettysburg war, hey marching to the Gettysburg war.


Hey, look yonder, tell me what's that you see
Marching to the fields of Dunkirk?
It looks like Handsome Johnny with a carbine in his hand,
Marching to the Dunkirk war, hey marching to the Dunkirk war.


Hey, look yonder, tell me what you see
Marching to the fields of Korea?
It looks like Handsome Johnny with an M1 in his hand,
Marching to the Korean war, hey marching to the Korean war.


Hey, look yonder, tell me what you see
Marching to the fields of Vietnam?
It looks like Handsome Johnny with an M15,
Marching to the Vietnam war, hey marching to the Vietnam war.


Hey, look yonder, tell me what you see
Marching to the fields of Birmingham?
It looks like Handsome Johnny with his hand rolled in a fist,
Marching to the Birmingham war, hey marching to the Birmingham war.


Hey, it's a long hard road, it's a long hard road,
It's a long hard road, before we'll be free.


Hey, what's the use of singing this song, some of you are not even listening.
Tell me what it is we've got to do: wait for our fields to start glistening,
Wait for the bullets to start whistling.
Here comes a hydrogen bomb, here comes a guided missile,
Here comes a hydrogen bomb: I can almost hear its whistle.
 
Ten Packs
#2
Many of you will not fully grasp - and that's okay.... it is the burden of the Older that the Younger do not understand how we once believed in things, things that did not always turn out to be possible (yet).

But, if you have a crummy 11 minutes that you can spare, you might get a glimpse....

httpwwwyoutubecomwatchvFk0sBEbqU5M

Last edited by Ten Packs; Aug 17th, 2007 at 04:52 PM..
 
Dreadful Nonsense
#3
ha ten packs!
Twila got me jacked up on you tube,can,t thank her enough.

I was groovin to that very stuff when I had to post the words man.

It really does make ya feel the iraq war though eh?
I mean hell he could write a few bars about it.."there goes johnny in a M1 tank in the streets of bhagdad,,,,,

Scary to think when he sang that, that day , for sure most thought by now it would be all over.....

Peace
 
Ten Packs
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by DocDredView Post

ha ten packs!
Twila got me jacked up on you tube,can,t thank her enough.

I was groovin to that very stuff when I had to post the words man.

It really does make ya feel the iraq war though eh?
I mean hell he could write a few bars about it.."there goes johnny in a M1 tank in the streets of bhagdad,,,,,

Scary to think when he sang that, that day , for sure most thought by now it would be all over.....

Peace


We DID try.... many of the Younger don't know yet, what it's like to "crap out" and worry about raising your kids, paying off a house, wondering what happened to your dreams, having to give in to The Man to survive.
Iraq? It's wrong - Afghanistan is right, only because they are harbouring people who want to kill my children.... and if I have to choose, there is no choice. I wish it were otherwise - I really do.

It's SO easy - when you have little to risk! Like Dylan said many years ago, "When ya ain't got nothin', ya got nothing to lose." Life changes ya, though.... maybe ya don't want it to, but it does.
I have got a lot more "hard-nosed" about folks that want someone else to "DO" for 'em, but that doesn't mean I have lost my heart....
It's called Reality, man.

Sux, but there it is.....
 
Ten Packs
#5

httpwwwyoutubecomwatchvPFCgAhZEO8




It's been a long time comin'
It's goin' to be a Long Time Gone.
And it appears to be a long,
Appears to be a long,
Appears to be a long
Time, yes, a long, long, long ,long time before the dawn.

Turn, turn any corner.
Hear, you must hear what the people say.
You know there's something that's goin' on around here,
The surely, surely, surely won't stand the light of day.
And it appears to be a long,
Appears to be a long,
Appears to be a long
Time, yes, a long, long, long ,long time before the dawn.

Speak out, you got to speak out against the madness,
You got to speak your mind,
If you dare.
But don't no don't now try to get yourself elected
If you do you had better cut your hair.
`Cause it appears to be a long,
Appears to be a long,
Appears to be a long,
Time, such a long long long long time before the dawn.

It's been a long time comin'
It's goin' to be a long time gone.
But you know,
The darkest hour is always
Always just before the dawn.
And it appears to be a long, appears to be a long,
Appears to be a long
Time before the dawn.
 
Dreadful Nonsense
#6
yeah i hear ya man....the kitty is hilarious....thanks man.....

love that song ya just played....lil tired but i'll keep this thread alive.
look in from time to time..
peace
Doc
 
Ten Packs
#7
I wish... but it's far too late and we were far too weak..."They" won.

httpwwwyoutubecomwatchvmFIM0GTHFRc




BUT, I gotta wonder what became of them all? - young and old.

*caution - language content*
 
Dreadful Nonsense
#8
"Ten packs, please come to the skinny dip in the lake. A child of love is waiting for you."

you know man i was 14...for 12 bucks i could have taken this bus trip from montreal to woodstock...man i wish....."I could have been there man"*done in that hamburger guy's voice..lol...what was his name....

thanks for the john sebastian...god he was soooo nice...
 
Dreadful Nonsense
#9
oh yeah just thought...remember John lennon asking what ever happened to all the hippies.....
 

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