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.


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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