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    Great choice Paula.
    Why are there not any songs matching this and it’s ilk today? Or are there?

    Well, come on all of you, big strong men,
    Uncle Sam needs your help again.
    He’s got himself in a terrible jam
    Way down yonder in Vietnam
    So put down your books and pick up a gun,
    We’re gonna have a whole lotta fun.
    [Copyright material deleted]

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 3 weeks ago by Young Master Smeet. Reason: Removed copyright material

    – Bijou Drains

    I’ve solved your riddle (i.e. I looked it up).

    ‘Pete Townshend (using the alias “Bijou Drains”) played bass guitar on [Thunderclap Newman’s] album and singles.’

    P.S. The above lyrics to ‘Vietnam Song’ are bloody amazing.

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 3 weeks ago by Moo.

    Tony Bennett and K D Lang. Jazz is one of the best world music


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    Waltzing Matilda is one of those tunes we can all relate to twc!


    It’s that time of year so let’s enjoy some Bob Dylan

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 2 weeks ago by paula.mcewan.

    Here’s a double link to Shane and Fairytale of New York. Kirsty McColl (1959-2000)
    featured with the Pogues and this is a song about New York written by Kirsty McColl and Johnny Marr. Kirst yote and sang songs about about many topics.
    Her social commentary songs are subtle, for example ‘Free World.’ But ‘Walking down Madiso’n is overt in its take on capitalism in America.
    One of the more hard hitting verses runs:
    “They’re in a vicious circle of no fixed abode
    The social won’t pay ’em the money they’re owed
    When you’ve got no money you can’t pay rent
    Hypothermia kills ’cause the system is bent.!


    Music for non-sung speech by the group Tin Men and the Telephone.

    I find this a genius marriage of (excellent) music and text.

    ALB will have to tell us what Marine Le Pen is saying.

    The last two (next post) are from Trump talking.

    First three:

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 1 week ago by ZJW.
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    In addition to the 6 links in the two posts above, here now is a seventh.

    Some use of the internet including deepl reveals that it is from an conspiratorialist anti-migrant speech by Viktor Orbán on 15 March 2016 saying, to start with, ‘In Europe today it is forbidden to speak the truth’.

    (How was this arrived at? Beginning from looking up ’tilos kimondani’, the Hungarian for ‘it is forbidden to say/speak’.)


    One Tin Soldier by the Original Caste

    This song could have been written today.


    • This reply was modified 6 months, 1 week ago by Moo.

    Dear All, drunk on power as I am: I’m closing this thread, it is substantially off topic: General should be used for discussion/topical debates.

    The forum scope is:

    The SPGB web forums are operated by the Socialist Party of Great Britain (SPGB) and are intended to promote discussion of matters related to the SPGB, the World Socialist Movement, and socialism in general.

    Simply posting music videos is not discussion.

    I’ve created a new thread in Off Topic, please post any music related links there (unless it is for substantial discussion of the lyrics/context meaning of the song.

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