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Added: Aug-18-2012 
By: Tongueboy
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  • Awesome!! One of the first songs I learned on guitar!! The rhythm part, not the lead. My brother on the drums, a neighbor kid on the vocals.....we thought we were bad ass!! At least most of the neighborhood girls thought we were!! LOL!!! Good times man, GOOD TIMES!!!!

    Circa 1979....maybe 1980??? Wow, that was a blast!!!

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    • @dirtbiker201 Yep, pretty much the same story for me but I learned it on accoustic from my sisters boyfriends brother, who I only saw once in a while so I learned it wrong off a piece of paper with a crude chord structure but it made me create parts I couldn't remember which led to writing my own songs which led to bands which led to drugs, sex and rock and roll, which derailed my college path but set me on another learning path that few will ever experience and that I will never regret or forge More..

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  • Great post. Better yet I now know the words to this song after 40 years :)

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  • They just don't write like that anymore. Now we've got Lady GaGa and Britney Spears, god help us.

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  • This was a great song (musically) when I was growing up, but once I paid attention to the lyrics, well, not so much.

    Rant time. Thumbs down if you can't see past the nose on your face.

    Consider this verse:

    Tax the rich
    Feed the poor
    Till there are no
    Rich no more


    It has bothered me for decades. If only he had said, "until there are no poor no more"...

    But he didn't.

    Tax the rich to feed the poor, make that the poor's only hope, then destroy their food source?

    This More..

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    • @cleetusawreetus Actually there are versions of the song where he does say exactly that.
      No idea how old you are but this song is a song of the times it was written in.
      Very large resistance to the war and to government itself.
      The "Hippies" back then were not that far removed from the "teabaggers" of today.
      Yes, I say teabaggers because I mock and ridicule their extremely narrow and limited belief system and their refusal to compromise on any issue.
      They are idiots and shoul More..

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    • @Tongueboy

      Thanks, I appreciate your response. We're not going to see eye to eye on a lot of this, but it's nice to have even a small back and forth without a whole bunch of invective.

      My point was limited to my observance over the years (b. 1962) that often people claim to champion the cause of poverty, but their words and actions reveal indifference to the poor, showing far more preoccupation with resentment of the rich.

      I've also observed that most of those that hate the rich would love t More..

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    • @cleetusawreetus I also enjoy being able to actually discuss things as opposed to frenzied and worthless name calling.
      As I said, in later versions he changed the wording to "till there are no poor no more".
      I think he regretted the initial verse.
      I agree that some use the poor as a tool or a wedge.
      Would most poor people like to be rich?
      Probably but for very different reasons than most I assume.
      I think the main reason the poor would like to be rich is simply freedom from worry.
      No l More..

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    • @Tongueboy

      I am momentarily struck silent by your heartfelt post. I feel honored that you would speak so plainly.

      Looks like we are about the same age. I too grew up in sparse pickings. And I'm still below the poverty level--chalk it up to decades of hedonism and folly. (Also, chronic use of chronic ensured my motivation never got too frisky.) So I'm one that has lifetime experience with the unrelenting anxiety that comes with never knowing how I'm going to come up with the rent. Or at least More..

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  • I'd love to be DE-LU-SION-AL!!! Good song though. Thanks.

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