Who Sang Saigon Bride? Joan Baez

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Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Joan Baez, Nina Dusheck
release date: 1967
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Chanson/Ballad
length: 3:15
producer: Maynard Solomon
arranger: Peter Schickele
Farewell, my wistful Saigon bride
I'm going out to stem the tide
A tide that never saw the seas
It flows through jungles, 'round the trees
Some say it's yellow, some say red
It will not matter when we're dead

How many dead men will it take
To build a dike that will not break?
How many children must we kill
Before we make the waves stand still?
Though miracles come high today
We have the wherewithal to pay

It takes them off the streets, you know
To places they would never go alone
It gives them useful trades
The lucky boys are even paid
Men die to build their Pharaoh's tombs
And still, and still the teeming wombs

How many men to conquer Mars?
How many dead to reach the stars?
Farewell, my wistful Saigon bride
I'm going out to stem the tide
A tide that never saw the seas
It flows through jungles, 'round the trees
Some say it's yellow, some say red
It will not matter when we're dead



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Be Not Too Hard
  • 2 Eleanor Rigby
  • 3 Turquoise
  • 4 La Colombe (The Dove)
  • 5 Dangling Conversation
  • 6 The Lady Came From Baltimore
  • 7 North
  • 8 Children of Darkness
  • 9 The Greenwood Side
  • 10 If You Were a Carpenter
  • 11 Annabel Lee
  • 12 Saigon Bride

  • Album Information
    label: Vanguard
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin