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Cliff delivered this anti-war song in the form of a letter the narrator has received from a friend fighting in Vietnam. He told Mojo magazine July 2012 that it was inspired by the experiences of a friend of his: "I felt I could make a change through music," Cliff said, "maybe that stems back to church and Sam Cooke, but I was socially conscious and sensitive to things going in that war. A friend I went to school with, he was a great artist, he went to live with his family in America, he got drafted, went to Vietnam, and it blew his mind. He came back, he didn't recognise me, it was as if he was dead."

Bob Dylan once lauded this as "the best protest song ever written."

Somg Facts
Hey
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Vietnam

Vietnam
Vietnam
Vietnam
Vietnam.
Yesterday I got a letter
from my friend
fighting in Vietnam

and this is what he had to say:
'tell all my friends
that I'll be coming home soon

my time 'll be up some time in june.
Don't forget' he said
'to tell
my sweet Mary

her golden lips as sweet as cherries'.
And it came from:
Vietnam
Vietnam
Vietnam

Vietnam
Vietnam
Vietnam
Vietnam!

It was just the next day
his mother got a Telegram

it was addressed from Vietnam.
Now mistress Brown she lives in the U.S.A
and this is
what she wrote and said:
'Don't be alarmed'
she told me the telegram said

'but mistress Brown
your son is dead!'
and it came from:
Vietnam
Vietnam
Vietnam

Vietnam
Vietnam
Vietnam
Vietnam!

Somebody please stop that war now!
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Vietnam
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Vietnam
Vietnam!

2005/1/9 - 15:41



Language: Italian

Versione italiana di Kiocciolina
VIETNAM

Hey
Vietnam
Vietnam
Vietnam

Vietnam
Vietnam
Vietnam
Vietnam.
Ieri ho ricevuto una lettera
da un mio amico
che sta combattendo in Vietnam

e questo è quello che aveva da dire:
"di' a tutti i miei amici
che tornerò presto a casa

è arrivato il mio momento, sarò congedato a Giugno.
Non dimenticare - dice -
di dire
alla mia dolce Mary

che le sue labbra dorate sono dolci come le ciliegie".
Ed è venuta dal:
Vietnam
Vietnam
Vietnam

Vietnam
Vietnam
Vietnam
Vietnam!

Fu proprio il giorno dopo che sua madre
ricevette un telegramma

Era stato spedito dal Vietnam.
Ora la signora Brown vive negli Stati Uniti
e questo è
ciò che lei scrisse e disse:
'Non allarmatevi"
mi disse che il telegramma diceva

"ma signora Brown
vostro figlio è morto!"
e veniva dal
Vietnam
Vietnam
Vietnam

Vietnam
Vietnam
Vietnam
Vietnam!

Qualcuno per favore fermi questa guerra ora!
Vietnam
Vietnam
Vietnam

Vietnam
Vietnam
Vietnam
Vietnam!

Contributed by Kiocciolina - 2007/7/13 - 00:58


We don't want another Vietnam in Afghanistan:

Jimmy Cliff at Glastonbury - 2011


2016/8/18 - 22:59



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