I guess you guys have figured out that my hearts not really in this today. Heck, it's after one in the afternoon here (I'm in the Pacific Time Zone), you guys on the East Coast are about packing it in for the day. I had originally planned a different song in celebration of the revolution, you remember the one we celebrate on the fourth of July every year here in the US. Almost seems pointless anymore, but well you know how it goes tradition and all that jazz.
Anyway...I don't have time to put all of that together, maybe it will show up as a belated revolutionary post on the 15th, we'll just have to wait and see. Instead, I've chosen something that's pretty much 'American'.
Let's start out with the man himself Mr. Woody Guthrie (you know Arlo's dad - please don't tell me you don't even know Arlo, let alone Woody.)
OK, I get it; that version is probably gonna drive a lot of you guys completely crazy, try to remember it was a long time ago.
Next up a completely different version by Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings.
I could have given you a choice between the more melodious, harmonious, and probably familiar version by Peter, Paul and Mary and then there is the absolutely horrible version (IMO) by Bruce Springsteen, but I went for some real diversity by going back to the original and then pairing it up with a newer more bluesy version. Not a whole lot of similarities here other than the very basic melody line and the words.
So there you have it, a song as American as...well, maybe the original American Revolution. Now you should know what to do and how to do it. when you finish up here head on over to Ferret-Faced Fascist Friends The home of the ever so charming Mr. Stephen T. McCarthy. Stephen will give you the links to the others who are participating in BOTB. I urge you to visit all of the sites and cast your votes.
I'll be back on the 7th with my vote and the final tally. I really do appreciate all of the continued support for this endeavor, especially since it seems to be about all I can find the time and energy to post anymore.