Tag Archives: Joan Baez

This is Saigon (1967)

Farewell, my wistful Saigon bride
I’m going out to stem the tide
A tide that never saw the seas
It flows through jungles, ’round the trees
Some say it’s yellow, some say red
It will not matter when we’re dead
How many dead men will it take
To build a dike that will not break?
How many children must we kill
Before we make the waves stand still?
Though miracles come high today
We have the wherewithal to pay
It takes them off the streets, you know
To places they would never go alone
It gives them useful trades
The lucky boys are even paid
Men die to build their Pharaoh’s tombs
And still, and still the teeming wombs
How many men to conquer Mars?
How many dead to reach the stars?
Farewell, my wistful Saigon bride
I’m going out to stem the tide
A tide that never saw the seas
It flows through jungles, ’round the trees
Some say it’s yellow, some say red
It will not matter when we’re dead
   – Joan Baez Saigon Bride (1967)

 

Audio: Is Draft Resistance the Answer? Berkeley 1968

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Is Draft Resistance The Answer? David Harris, Joan Baez, Ira Sandperl. Three speeches calling for draft resistance to help end U.S. invlovement in the Vietnam War. RECORDED at Wheeler Auditorium, University of California, Berkeley, 9 Nov. 1968. BROADCAST: KPFA, 15 Nov. 1968

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Part 1

Part 2

John wells at Noon Rally – Berkeley 1968

Oliver Hirsch and Malcolm Dundas 1968