Monday, May 27, 2019

Song of the Day: 'Galveston' by Jimmy Webb


Recently learned that this Jimmy Webb classic -- made popular by Glen Campbell -- had been softened to not play up its barely anti-Vietnam sentiment, a war that cost 58,220 American lives, and as many as 3.8 million Vietnamese.

Original: 

Wonder if she could forget me 
I'd go home if they would let me 
Put down this gun 
And go to Galveston. 

However, in Campbell's version, this was changed to: 

I still hear your sea waves crashing 
While I watch the cannons flashing 
I clean my gun 
And dream of Galveston

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