JINGLE JANGLE JINGLE

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After the peak of his performing career, Tex Ritter would be recognized for his contributions to country and western music and for his artistic versatility. He became one of the founding members of the Country Music Association in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1964, he became the fifth person and first singing cowboy to be inducted into […]

JOE HILL

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JOE HILL Joe Hill, born Joel Emmanuel Hägglund, and also known as Joseph Hillström was a Swedish-American labor activist, songwriter, and member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW, also known as the “Wobblies”). He was executed for murder after a controversial trial. After his death, he memorialized by several folk songs. A widely- […]

How Government Should Work- Conclusion

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The equal distribution of all natural forces (gravity, velocity, centrifugal, etc) are what establish and maintain a natural balance. The planet revolves and rotates, but the balance of gravity vs centrifugal force keeps us from flying away and at the same time allows us to move freely about the surface. Balance is taken away, when […]

How Government Should Work pt9

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Before I summarize how government SHOULD work, lets bring all the previous points of thought together in what I hope will clarify my intended conclusion. A human is a life form, all life forms possess survival instincts which they utilize to maintain the existence of their particular species. Empathy and Intellect are the human life form’s […]

How Government Should Work pt8

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DOUBLE STANDARD Duality is . Left-Right, Right-Wrong,Love-Hate,Peace-War,Freedom-Captivity,Black-White,Up-Down,Action-Reaction,Man-Woman,Have-Have not. The list can go on… We live in a world of duality, so much so, that even the majority of singluar life forms are made up of different pairs of parts, one half symmetric to the other. Two humans can unite to create another completely independent human. […]

HANDSOME MOLLY

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HANDSOME MOLLY Like many traditional songs, the origins of “Handsome Molly” are undocumented and difficult to trace. Musicologists have traced similarities with traditional Irish ballads from “Farewell Ballymoney” family of songs including “Irish Girl”, “Lovely Molly”, “Loving Hannah”, “Dark-Eyed Molly”, and “Going to Mass Last Sunday.” Other’s argue that its orgins are from the Scottish […]

HAPPY WANDERER

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HAPPY WANDERER “The Happy Wanderer” (“Der fröhliche Wanderer” or “Mein Vater war ein Wandersmann”) is a popular song by Friedrich-Wilhelm Möller written shortly after World War II. It is often mistaken for a German folk song, but it is actually an original composition. On January 22, 1954, the song entered the the UK singles chart, […]

HARD RAINS GONNA FALL

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HARD RAINS GONNA FALL “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall” is a song written by Bob Dylan in the summer of 1962. The lyric structure is based on the question and answer form of the traditional ballad “Lord Randall“, Child Ballad No. 12. On September 22, Dylan appeared for the first time at Carnegie Hall, part […]

HARRIET TUBMANS BALLAD

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HARRIET TUBMANS BALLAD Harriet Tubman was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the U.S. Civil War. After escaping from captivity, she made thirteen missions to rescue over seventy slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown recruit men for his raid […]

HAUL AWAY JOE

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HAUL AWAY JOE According to Stan Hugill, this is a famous tack and sheet shanty. Because of the many verses (he lists 20) he believes it may have been used as a halyard song (sheet shanties were usually no longer than three orfour verses). Sometimes the word “pull” or “haul” was used instead of Joe. […]