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#1160511 - 01/11/20 11:11 PM Summer Sheep Meadows-August 15th, 1969  
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https://soundcloud.com/artwhimsical...th-1969-by-ngvar-tautra-m-f-blowers-iiii


On December 1, 1969 the Selective Service System of the United States conducted two lotteries to determine the order of call to military service in the Vietnam War for men born from January 1, 1944 to December 31, 1950. These lotteries occurred during a period of conscription in the United States that lasted from 1947 to 1973. It was the first time a lottery system had been used to select men for military service since 1942.
I know some of those who were at Woodstock wound up in Vietnam and some only found peace in a shallow jungle grave. I am a Vietnam Veteran...but I got lucky.

Summer Sheep Meadows
\\\///~August 15th, 1969~\\\///

I remember my Woodstock days
though some of it’s still foggy
from that haze of hemp
and its strong skunk stench
plus other highs that left me groggy.

Just seventeen in those fields of green
at a farm that they called Yasgurs
among a half a million I stood sheepishly
A flower child in his dairy cow pastures.

We were all like sheep
shaggy and unkempt
living on a grass-based diet
snug in blankets of wool
cause the nights got cool
where we loved everyone unbiased.

All herded together, from society shorn
to the straights, we all were strange, shockers
celebrating the music in a world left war-torn
of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker.

I was on the lam, I’d run away from home
cause my life there was a total bummer
they castrated my dreams
and the music I played
so I found paradise that Summer

Sharing a brief escape from the boring Norms
with tickets made of acid blotter
escaping the draft and its bone-chilling storms
that sent young dreamers off to be fodder
that sent young dreamers off to be fodder.

Yet sadly so many young men who returned
would be sent off to government slaughter
in one of it’s greatest bungles in Vietnam’s jungles
leaving many grieving parent's eyes watered.

They traded Woodstock’s sweet peace
for the wood stock’s of a rifle
in a long fight for survival.
and 58,000 men’s lives would cease
in a conflict that wound up with just retreat
just retreat......

But some folks up near Yasgurs
famous farm in New York
Have observed some strange sightings
that they seldom report
the spirits of soldiers
gather late for three nights
in the midst of those fields
where they once found delight.

Celebrating sweet peace
before they all were lost
fighting for the same damn thing
at a terrible cost,
and the spirits of Hendrix
Janis Joplin and Cocker
Play a much smaller concert
for these lambs to the slaughter
for these lambs to the slaughter
for these lambs to the slaughter.....

that ends before sunrise
at a most haunting time
from August 15th to the 18th
just like in 1969…….
just like in 1969
“Godspeed my brothers
Godspeed,
Peace to you and yours
forever……”

Phenomenal music by-
Ingvar Tautra-©-2020
Lyrics & vocals by-
Matthew Frederick Blowers III-
©-2020

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#1160512 - 01/11/20 11:18 PM Re: Summer Sheep Meadows-August 15th, 1969 [Re: MFB III]  
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This may seem like old news to some of you but Iran might be waiting to swallow our young men right around the corner of 2020. History is a broken record plaiying the same old song over and over again, but no one listens much anymore.

#1160526 - 01/12/20 01:33 PM Re: Summer Sheep Meadows-August 15th, 1969 [Re: MFB III]  
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Hey MFB,

It's a little rough around the edges, but the message and performance is working well. I bit of a tidy up and I think you have a heartfelt and poignant tune. And so true to the present situation.

cheers, niteshift

#1160527 - 01/12/20 02:08 PM Re: Summer Sheep Meadows-August 15th, 1969 [Re: MFB III]  
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Hey Nightshift thanks so much. It's hard to add vocals and lyrics to a song when the music is downloaded from Norway and I'm in Ohio, but i am working on trimming the rough.

#1160657 - 01/17/20 12:54 AM Re: Summer Sheep Meadows-August 15th, 1969 [Re: MFB III]  
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Nicely done Matt.
Expressive vocals and excellent music.

#1160662 - 01/17/20 04:36 AM Re: Summer Sheep Meadows-August 15th, 1969 [Re: MFB III]  
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Hi Matt.
A good lyric that tells a story. Not sure if the connection with the music works yet.
But as you say, you are working on it.
Vic


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#1161007 - 01/25/20 03:49 PM Re: Summer Sheep Meadows-August 15th, 1969 [Re: MFB III]  
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Hey, Vicarn and Nelson thanks for the listen and the comments. I was sitting and wondering how many young men went to Woodstock and then came home and were drafted or sent to Vietnam.

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#1161159 - 01/29/20 12:20 PM Re: Summer Sheep Meadows-August 15th, 1969 [Re: MFB III]  
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Matt, it sure brings back memories of those days for me as well. I remember they also had a lotto in 1970, though in college, I drew 279 out of 365..........I dropped ROTC the following semester, that Spring of 1970..........in Ohio, one we'll never forget.

I enjoyed your nostalgic journey with its underlying tragedy.

steady-eddie

#1161298 - 02/01/20 12:25 AM Re: Summer Sheep Meadows-August 15th, 1969 [Re: MFB III]  
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Hey Eddie, thanks so much. it was a turbulent time that hopefully will never be repeated. Many of us survived but I wrote this for those who didn't, the dreamers reduced to screamers and bleeders and corpses. Thanks so much for your comment.


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