Anti War Songs

  1. Just wanted to know what were the most famous antiwar songs during the Vietnam war??
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  3. by   sbic56
    This one was a classic...

    Country Joe and the Fish:

    The Fish Cheer & I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag

    http://www.well.com/~cjfish/game.htm#cheer
  4. by   donmurray
    I don't remember him spelling out "fish!" Must be the sanitised version!
  5. by   sbic56
    donmurray
    Ya know...now that you mention it...
  6. by   Sally_ICURN
    Where have all the flowers gone....
    Pete Seeger

    This was one of my favorites.
  7. by   VivaLasViejas
    "Give Peace a Chance" (I think John Lennon did this one)
    "Turn, Turn, Turn" by The Byrds....this was actually a verse from Ecclesiastes which became something of an anti-war anthem, and to this day I can't listen to it without thinking about the peace rally I went to at San Diego State back around 1971, where they played it over the loudspeakers and all of us sang along. I was only in junior high then, but I was very political and outspoken against the war. To the day my parents died, we could never discuss Vietnam...too explosive. I wonder sometimes what they would think of this upcoming conflict, to which I am also vigorously opposed but for different reasons.
  8. by   RNforLongTime
    Originally posted by sbic56
    This one was a classic...

    Country Joe and the Fish:

    The Fish Cheer & I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag

    http://www.well.com/~cjfish/game.htm#cheer
    That song is hilarious!
  9. by   caroladybelle
    Peace Train
    Billy, Don't Be A Hero
    If I Had A Hammer
    Joy To The World
    I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing
    One Tin Soldier
    A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall

    Momma and I used to play records by Melanie, Simon & Garfunkel, Kingston Trio, Brothers Four and Peter Paul and Mary - while we were living in Navy housing during Vietnam - we weren't real popular for some reason.
  10. by   fab4fan
    1. "Ohio" CSNY

    2. "War" Edwin Starr ("War...huh...good God, y'all...what is it good for...absolutely nothin'...)

    3. "Eve of Destruction" (forget who sings this)

    4. "Revolution" The Beatles (there's some debate about whether this was a protest song or not, but I did hear Paul McCartney give an interview one time where he said that although the Beatles tried not to get too involved in politics, they did feel that something needed to be said about VietNam, so "Revolution" was their "comment" on the war.)

    5. "Scarborough Fair" Simon and Garfunkle version
    Last edit by fab4fan on Jan 29, '03
  11. by   Tweety
    I can't remember the title or the group but it went like this....

    "Come on people now, smile on your brother, everybody get together and love one another right now...." (I think it was "Get Together")

    War by Edwin Starr
  12. by   FullMoonMadness
    That song was done by the Youngbloods and I think it was called
    Get Together or something similar.
  13. by   fab4fan
    Yep, it's "Get Together" by the Youngbloods.
  14. by   Sleepyeyes
    "And it's one, two, three, what're we fightin' for?
    don't ask me cause i don't give a damn,
    next stop is Viet Nam

    and it's 5, 6, 7, open up the pearly gates
    well I ain't got time to wonder why
    whoopee, we're all gonna die..."

    I remember that one==don't remember who did it....

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