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Tommy Makem passes away; Played for JFK


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I KNOW that this does nothing for solving the JFK ASSASSINATION, but I would like to mark the passing of Tommy Makem, who played, along with the Clancy brothers from my native county, for JFK in a White House concert in 1962.

http://www.searchthetube.com/5e8JMxdkOGI/T...hers_in_America

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The death of Tommy Makem leaves only Liam Clancy from the original group who played for JFK.

For our friends down under, here is the greatest anti-war song ever written, by Scottish-Australian songwriter Eric Bogle:

http://www.searchthetube.com/fdsIIeMlj9g/C...altzing_Matilda

Edited by J. Raymond Carroll
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The death of Tommy Makem leaves only Liam Clancy from the original group who played for JFK.

For our friends down under, here is the greatest anti-war song ever written, by Scottish-Australian songwriter Eric Bogel:

http://www.searchthetube.com/fdsIIeMlj9g/C...altzing_Matilda

Wow J. Ray. That is beyond description.

Thank you for the link.

I wonder if they performed that very song for President Kennedy.

On edit: Whoops, guess not. It was written in 1972.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_The_Band_...altzing_Matilda

Assuming this isn't CIA disinformation...

Edited by Myra Bronstein
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I can't resist posting one more song in memory of Tommy Makem.

Tommy is on the left, playing the 5-string banjo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BJskIx7Xxw

What a fun song.

The essence of black comedy.

And did they have fun singing it or what?

Did ya catch the little eyebrow raise between Tommy and another member when he called the preacher "bloody sanctimonious"? There's a back story fer sure.

I totally love them.

They seem passionate about everything they sing.

Thanks so much for posting these.

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Tommy Makem sang this song for JFK in 1962, and it became the title of Ken O'Donnell's memoir of his time in the White House:

Heartbreaking.

They're rollin' out the guns again, Haroo, haroo,

they're rollin' out the guns again, Haroo, haroo,

they're rollin' out the guns again

but they will never get our souls again,

they will never get our souls again,

Johnny I promise te ye!

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