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Music Monday: Ben Harper

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Photo: missmoonsmusings.blogspot.com

Photo: missmoonsmusings.blogspot.com

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:     “Ohio” is a protest song and counterculture anthem written and composed by Neil Young in reaction to the Kent State shootings of May 4, 1970, and performed by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.[1] It was released as a single, backed with Stephen Stills’s “Find the Cost of Freedom”, peaking at number 14 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Although a live version of “Ohio” was included on the group’s 1971 double album Four Way Street, the studio versions of both songs did not appear on an LP until the group’s compilation So Far was released in 1974. The song also appeared on the Neil Young compilation albums Decade, released in 1977, and Greatest Hits, released in 2004.

This Ben Harper cover of “Ohio” is fantastic. I hope you enjoy.

Ben Harper:  Ohio (Neil Young Cover)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPZRV27yakU

Have a great week. Try and be grateful for the little things you have. It all has come with a price. Let’s be happy with what we have and not sad for what we don’t have.

Lyrics: OHIO

Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,
We’re finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drumming,
Four dead in Ohio.

Gotta get down to it
Soldiers are cutting us down
Should have been done long ago.
What if you knew her
And found her dead on the ground
How can you run when you know?

Gotta get down to it
Soldiers are cutting us down
Should have been done long ago.
What if you knew her
And found her dead on the ground
How can you run when you know?

Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,
We’re finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drumming,
Four dead in Ohio.

Lyrics from:  http://www.lyrics.com

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