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"Geordie" by Custer Larue.

 

No, not La Forge. A Scottish song whose heroine is Geordie's wife, who rides to Edinburgh to rescue him after he is falsely accused of murder. An amazing song by an amazing singer. I suspect a lot of you who view this will not have heard it. Give it a listen:  https://youtu.be/DnUVL4A6u_s

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"He Walks Like A Man" * Jody Miller

Bigger hit in Australia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_xbsBjH4EM

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Streets of London - Ralph McTell 

 

Have you seen the old man outside the seaman's mission
Memory fading with the medal ribbons that he wears
And in the winter city, the rain cries a little pity
For one more forgotten hero, and a World that doesn't care

"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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You're My Everything: Temptations (she is his hero-heroine).

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Joey and Me - The Strawbs. A good companion as a hero.  https://youtu.be/VLW0aoiCtH0

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Here are some more by Waylon Jennings:

 

Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?

 A Long Time Ago (About himself, yes, but a world weary view.)

 

And Willie Nelson:

 

Me and Paul (about Tom Paul "Tompall" Glaser. Waylon did this one, too)

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The Ballad of Ira Hayes - Johnny Cash. A member of the Apache Nation, he was one of the men who raised the American Flag at Iwo Jima. Sadly, this song is about what happened to him after that.

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Two featuring Fess Parker:

 

The Ballad of Davy Crockett - Tennessee Ernie Ford (and recorded first by Fess Parker, himself).

The Ballad of Daniel Boone -  Vera Matson (with her husband, Ken Darby) and Lionel Newman. And, again, recorded by Fess Parker, near as I can tell.

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"She Works Hard For The Money" * Donna Summer

Working Mom's everywhere.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4f1CVeDnM4

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@ripvanwinkle96 I put this in the protest thread, but it certainly belongs here. "The Rain Came Down" - Steve Earle. Here's to all farmers:   https://youtu.be/lOB_C3BSt9c

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