In a small village near Calcutta, in 1998, a villager who could not speak English sang me What Did You Learn In School Today? in Bengali! Tom Paxton’s songs are reaching around the world more than he is, or any of us could have realized. Keep on, Tom!

— Tom Paxton

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Look em in the eye. Make a gesture of inclusion, which he did all the time. And above all, have a chorus. So I learned from Pete Seeger to have something for them to sing.

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A suffering world cries for mercy, as far as the eye can see.

Lawyers around every bend in the road, lawyers in every tree.

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Chris Chandler reminds me of my own self way back when - listen to him Now!

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Some people you don't have to satirize, you just quote 'em.

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In its power, clarity and shear beauty, Mack Bailey's voice reminds me of no one more than my friend, the late John Denver. I love to hear this man sing.

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Don't slay that potato, let us be merciful please.

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Our leaders are the finest men, that's whey we elect them again and again.

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As a school boy I played with a plastic grenade, it was grey and with caps, it was loaded. In the dirt we would cry and dramatically die, as it flew through the air and exploded.

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