Where have all the flowers gone?

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minimal
Where have all the flowers gone?

Rest in peace.

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Catchfire Catchfire's picture

Hammers all around.

Thanks for starting this thread, minimal.

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHbTWJ9tjnw]Seeger and Cash at the Ryman Auditorium[/url]

Catchfire Catchfire's picture

So lovely, laine lowe.

Mr. SEEGER: I am not going to answer any questions as to my association, my philosophical or religious beliefs or my political beliefs, or how I voted in any election, or any of these private affairs. I think these are very improper questions for any American to be asked, especially under such compulsion as this. I would be very glad to tell you my life if you want to hear of it.

Mr. TAVENNER: Has the witness declined to answer this specific question?

Chairman WALTER: He said that he is not going to answer any questions, any names or things.

Mr. SCHERER: He was directed to answer the question.

[...]

Chairman WALTER: What is your answer?

Mr. SEEGER: I will tell you what my answer is.

I feel that in my whole life I have never done anything of any conspiratorial nature and I resent very much and very deeply the implication of being called before this Committee that in some way because my opinions may be different from yours, or yours, Mr. Willis, or yours, Mr. Scherer, that I am any less of an American than anybody else. I love my country very deeply, sir.

Chairman WALTER: Why don’t you make a little contribution toward preserving its institutions?

Mr. SEEGER: I feel that my whole life is a contribution. That is why I would like to tell you about it.

Chairman WALTER: I don’t want to hear about it.

RIP

6079_Smith_W

Great find CF. I had never read that before. Here's the whole transcript from his site:

http://www.peteseeger.net/HUAC.htm

 

epaulo13 epaulo13's picture

..rest in peace old friend

Pete Seeger - Little Birdie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iBlp-3fqmU