Thursday, May 05, 2011

A Gentle Folk Song Marks a Historical Moment

The singer's name is Bob Cheevers. According to his website, his songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings. In the late '60s he sang the theme song for a tv comedy called Love American Style.

Now Cheevers is giving some of his American love to the late Osama Bin Laden in a song called "The End of Bin."

It's a sturdy minor-key folk tune. Nice melody, but somehow I can't imagine Peter, Paul & Mary singing, "I hope his death was painful and slow ..."

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