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I heard this old 1960's Anti-war standard by Bob DYLAN the other day and it struck me quite differently when I reflected on the lyrics rather than that great young voice of the tune. Interestingly (for me anyways, perhaps not surprisingly though) it was based on an anthem of the "underground railroad" that led up to Canada in 1833. It was called "No more auction block".
Reborn by Bob DYLAN, the new lyrics became the anthem of the anti-Vietnam War movement in the 1970's. Today it struck me as an paean to Manhood - perhaps not unfamiliar to those men (or boys) who are struggling to be everything they are expected to be by girlfriends, wives, mothers and maybe wondering about the lash of our unfeeling Family Law System.
Here are the lyrics.
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