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The Exile

[2018]
Lyrics & music by Jack Warshaw
Album: Misfits Migrants and Murders

• Jack Warshaw, vocal and banjo;
• Ben Paley, fiddle;

“A somewhat personal reflection, and story of many thousands of my generation who were exiled for their opposition to the Vietnam War..”
Farewell to my friends, farewell to my family
(Continues)
Contributed by giorgio 2020/9/8 - 09:15
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Dale Farm

[2012]
Lyrics & Music by Jack Warshaw

Dale Farm is a six acre plot of land on Oak Lane, near the A127 Southend Arterial road. Dale Farm has been subject to Green Belt controls since 1982. Next to the Dale Farm site there is an authorised "Irish Travellers"
site known as Oak Lane. This has Council planning permission, and provides 34 legal pitches.
Dale Farm cottage was leased to Ray Bocking, a scrap metal dealer in the early 1960s. Land in the north-east corner was used as a scrap yard without planning permission until 2001.
As a site for Travellers, Dale Farm was started in the 1980s when a planning appeal was won by two families against Basildon District Council on the southern end of the site, with the help of a professor of land management, Robert Home. Prof. Home stated that
"I was first involved when two Gypsy families wanted planning permission for single family plots down... (Continues)
Will they come to take our home?
(Continues)
Contributed by giorgio 2013/5/28 - 14:04
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Guantanamo Will Be Free

[1973]
Lyrics & Music by Jack Warshaw
Album: Long Time Gone [1979]

Written and first performed in Cuba by an international group of music tourists, after learning about the history of US occupation from their Cuban hosts, on their journey from Santiago near Guantanamo Bay to Havana.

Guantanamo Will Be Free
Guantanamo..– I want to see you
(Continues)
Contributed by giorgio 2013/5/21 - 15:22
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We Are All Telling You to Stop (Occupy Song)

[2012]
Lyrics & Music by Bart Warshaw
12 String guitar and banjo: Jack Warshaw
Backing vocals: Jack Warshaw
Bass: Bart Warshaw
Edit and Mastering: Bart Warshaw
We are all telling you to stop
(Continues)
Contributed by giorgio 2013/5/10 - 08:16
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Troubadour

[2013]
Lyrics & Music by Jack Warshaw

A song for Pete Seeger to celebrate today his 94th birthday 4 May 2013..
Happy Birthday, Pete !

Happy Birthday, ole troubadour!
One day one day
(Continues)
Contributed by giorgio 2013/5/4 - 09:20
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We Will Fight

[1975]
Lyrics & Music by Jack Warshaw
Album: Long Time Gone [1979]

This song is about the Chile coup of 1973, covered by Roy Bailey and Barry Gilder.
Gilder's version became popular amongst ANC freedom fighters in exile 1977-90
The day is warm, the sky is clear
(Continues)
Contributed by giorgio 2013/5/3 - 15:10
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The Kent State Massacre

[1970]
Words by Jack Warshaw and Barbara Dane.
Melody from The Death of Harry Simms (Aunt Molly Jackson).
Album “I Hate the Capitalist System”,
Paredon Records, 1973.



“The capitalist system, since its earliest days when little children were employed in the mills and sweatshops, has destroyed its young. In recent times it has demonstrated that it will not tolerate the most modest challenge to its power by murdering students during peaceful demonstrations on campuses.

There is a direct line of continuity from the murders at Orangeburg of Sam Hammon, 18, Delano Middleton, 17, and Henry Smith, 18, to the murders at Jackson State in Mississippi of Phillip Gibbs, 19 and James Green, 17, to the murders at Kent State, Ohio.

The line continues to the needless victimization of hundreds of thousands of their generation who were sent away to fight and die or come home maimed in body or spirit,... (Continues)
Brothers, listen to my story,
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/3/17 - 13:04




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