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Song title: Bring 'em home

(Pete Seeger) 1965

Bring 'em home - Studio take

If you love this land of the free
Bring 'em home, bring 'em home
Bring them back from overseas
Bring 'em home, bring 'em home

It will make the politicians sad, I know
Bring 'em home, bring 'em home
They wanna tangle with their foe
Bring 'em home, bring 'em home

They wanna test their grand theories
Bring 'em home, bring 'em home
With the blood of you and me
Bring 'em home, bring 'em home

Now we'll give no more brave young lives
Bring 'em home, bring 'em home
For the gleam in someone's eyes
Bring 'em home, bring 'em home

(Hooo-hooo hooo-hooo)
(Hooo-hooo hooo-hooo)

The men will cheer and the boys will shout
Bring 'em home, bring 'em home
Yeah and we will all turn out
Bring 'em home, bring 'em home

The church bells will ring with joy
Bring 'em home, bring 'em home
To welcome our darlin' girls and boys
Bring 'em home, bring 'em home

We willl lift their voice and sound
Bring 'em home, bring 'em home
Yeah, when Johnny comes marching home
Bring 'em home, bring 'em home

Bring 'em home, bring 'em home
Bring 'em home, bring 'em home
Bring 'em home, bring 'em home
Bring 'em home, bring 'em home
……..
Bring 'em home, bring 'em home
Bring 'em home, bring 'em home
Bring them back from overseas
Bring 'em home, bring 'em home

If you love this land of the free
Bring 'em home, bring 'em home
Bring them back from overseas
Bring 'em home, bring 'em home
….

Notes: Originally released on Seeger's 1971 Columbia album, "Young vs. Old."


Statistics from the KILLING FLOOR (www.brucespringsteen.it) database


This song has never been published on any official release.

Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 10/05/2006 Bercy, Paris ,France during the Seeger sessions tour
 - 21/05/2006 Hovet, Stockholm ,Sweden during the Seeger sessions tour
 - 27/05/2006 TD Bank North Garden, Boston,MA ,USA during the Seeger sessions tour
 - 28/05/2006 Nissan Pavilion, Bristow,VA ,USA during the Seeger sessions tour
 - 30/05/2006 Germain Amphitheatre, Columbus,OH ,USA during the Seeger sessions tour
 - 11/06/2006 Xcel Arena, Saint Paul,MN ,USA during the Seeger sessions tour
 - 13/06/2006 First MidWest Bank Amphitheater, Tinley Park,IL ,USA during the Seeger sessions tour
 - 16/06/2006 Blossom Amphitheatre, Cleveland,OH ,USA during the Seeger sessions tour
 - 17/06/2006 DTE Energy Center, Detroit,MI ,USA during the Seeger sessions tour
 - 19/06/2006 Perf. Arts Centre, Saratoga,NY ,USA during the Seeger sessions tour
 - 22/06/2006 Madison Square Garden, New York,NY ,USA during the Seeger sessions tour
 - 23/06/2006 NBC TV Studios, New York,NY ,USA
 - 24/06/2006 PNC Amphitheatre, Homdel,NJ ,USA during the Seeger sessions tour
 - 14/11/2006 Hallam FM Arena, Sheffield ,GB during the Seeger sessions tour

Data from the www.brucespringsteen.it database
First known live performance: 10/05/2006 Bercy, Paris ,France
Last known live performance: 14/11/2006 Hallam FM Arena, Sheffield ,GB

Song 'history':


The The Seeger Session tour counted 13 apparitions of this song

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
Data from the www.brucespringsteen.it database