Lou Marsh Song Lyrics

Pete Seeger

credits


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Phil Ochs
album: Track 8 in album Little Boxes and Other Broadsides
release date: 1965
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Album Information

label: Smithsonian Folkways
country(area): United States
format: Vinyl
script: Latin

Lyrics

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On the streets of New York city when the hour was getting late
Young men armed with knives and guns, young men armed with hate
And Lou Marsh stepped between them and died there in his tracks
For one man is no army when the city turns its back

Now the streets are empty, now the streets are dark
So keep an eye on shadows and never pass the park
For the city is a jungle when the law is out of sight
Death lurks in El Barrio with the orphans of the night

He left behind a chamber of a church he served so long
For he learned the prayers of distant men will never right the wrongs
His church became an alley and his pulpit was the street
He made his congregation from the boys he used to meet


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Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Little Boxes
  • 2 Ira Hayes
  • 3 Bill Brown
  • 4 The Thresher
  • 5 Who Killed Norma Jean?
  • 6 A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
  • 7 Blowin' in the Wind
  • 8 Lou Marsh
  • 9 The Willing Conscript
  • 10 Paths of Victory
  • 11 Ol' Jim Crow
  • 12 If You Want to Go to Freedom