Fixing America In 500 Words Or Less


Chapter 46

WHERE WERE YOU?
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                 Where were you the day John Kennedy died?
                 The day a once united nation bowed our heads and cried
                 Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble
                 Where were you the day John Kennedy died?

                 Where were you the day Martin died?
                 When they they took him out for standin' on the poor folk's side
                 Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble
                 Where were you the day Martin died?

                 Where were you the day Bobby died?
                 The day we thought every teardrop had long since been cried
                 Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble
                 Where were you the day Bobby died?

                 Where were you the day Kent students died?
                 As sixty-seven shots rang out an' peace was still denied
                 Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble
                 Where were you the day Kent students died?

                 Where you there when they crucified the Lord?
                 When they nailed him to tree for layin' down his sword
                 Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble
                 Where were you the day John Kennedy died? *


* In memory of the students of Kent State University and Jackson State University, May, 1970; “Oh when will we ever learn?".  Dedicated to America's friend, Neil Young.  Inspired by Richard Holler's 1968 tribute Abraham, Martin and John, recorded by Dion, Emmylou Harris, others; based on the slave anthem Were You There?, traditional.





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