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Chad Mitchell Trio
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Credo si tratti di una parodia di una qualche marcetta militare stile West Point, o sudista...
Parodia, che il testo fa riferimento ai cosiddetti "Ole Miss riot of 1962", o "Battle of Oxford", quando nel settembre del 1962 il governo federale statunitense dovette intervenire all'Università del Mississippi per consentire a James Meredith, studente di colore, di accedere al campus. I segregazionisti, spalleggiati dal governatore democratico, ma razzista, Ross Barnett, tentarono di impedire al "negro" di entrare nell'Università e negli scontri si registrarono due morti (un giornalista francese e un giovane bianco, entrambi assassinati con colpi a bruciapelo) e centinaia di feriti.

The Mitchell Trio had its beginning when we were still in College, and we found that in traveling throughout the Country, and singing for groups just such as this one, that too often we forget, as many young college men and women seem to be doing nowadays, all of the rich and wonderful experiences of college life that could help prepare us for the responsibilities of our future...
Bright college years, we sing to thee
The golden years that quickly flee
Oh, shining moments of our youth
Where we can seek the truth

May what we learn midst toil and strife
Direct our footsteps throughout life
No man can ask for more than this
We sing to thee, Ol' Miss

We bow our heads, and give thee thanks
We'll ne'er forget, alas
Those teargas raids, the army tanks
Those riots after class

The National Guard, the barricades
Where we shared our first kiss
The senior prom, the hand grenades
We're going to miss Ol' Miss

We'll miss the cafeteria
That's crawling in wisteria
We'll miss the classrooms where we learned
And effigies we burned

My girl was only seventeen
When she was chosen riot queen
These memories we'll ne'er forget
God bless thee Ross Barnett

We're going to miss Ol' Miss
Glory, glory, what a helluva time we had
We're going to miss Ol' Miss

inviata da Bernart Bartleby - 14/7/2019 - 21:17

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