Timely folk songs for a Satuday night
Here is the Chad Mitchell Trio on the Tea Baggers' true forebears in a song from the early 1960s.
And don't play this mid-1960s Phil Ochs song for anyone who has to ship out to Afghanistan. Might be too subversive...
Bonus songs: Protest song from the 1840s, sung a capella by the anarchist pop group, Chumbawumba.*
And here is a new version of an old English anti-work song from Chumbawumba, "I wish they'd sack me..." One should be careful to long for the good old days, even as we find new meaning in old songs.
* Yes, the same band who did this clever pop song which my children would dance along with me when they were very young. Well, maybe it's more accurate to say they acted out the lyrics: They'd push me down, and I'd get up again, and then they knocked down again, and...well, you know the rest. Then they'd laugh while singing "pissing the night away..." and listing the various drinks, to which my wife would shake her head trying to think how to explain it all to her mother and especially my mine. Now, those good old days might be worthwhile for a visit!