Mahatma Gandhi
ABRAHAM, MARTIN & JOHN
Daily Journal - January 15, 2007
Has anybody here seen my old friend Abraham?
Can you tell me where he's gone?
He freed a lot of people,
But it seems the good they die young.
You know, I just looked around and he's gone.

Anybody here seen my old friend John?
Can you tell me where he's gone?
He freed a lot of people,
But it seems the good they die young.
I just looked around and he's gone.

Anybody here seen my old friend Martin?
Can you tell me where he's gone?
He freed a lot of people,
But it seems the good they die young.
I just looked 'round and he's gone.

Didn't you love the things that they stood for?
Didn't they try to find some good for you and me?
And we'll be free
Some day soon, and it's a-gonna be one day ...

Anybody here seen my old friend Bobby?
Can you tell me where he's gone?
I thought I saw him walkin' up over the hill,
With Abraham, Martin and John.

Lyrics written by Dick Holler - 1968
Abraham, Martin & John
and Bobby
Monday, January 15, 2007 - Who sang that song, Abraham, Martin and
John?  I just found it - well, I found the lyrics, so I put them down below.  
Remember that song?  I haven't heard it in years and years and years.  

And there was that awesome Gandhi movie.  He read Thoreau's book,
Essay on Civil Disobedience, which helped him formulate his non-violent
resistance movement.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was also influenced by
Thoreau's essay and the work of Gandhi.

It's interesting to me that the people in power don't seem to really and truly
want a peaceful coexistence.  They want to fight like a bunch of little brats
instead of getting along.  Plus, war is very profitable. I said it before, they
all need a time out.  It's all about making money off of fear...  

I just heard that Dr. King kept a quote from Gandhi in his wallet - isn't that
neat? Why can't our leaders be peaceful people instead of disrespectful
posers?  Makes no sense to me.  But then, I am a Libra and so was
Gandhi.  God help us all, djb

P.S.  I just realized that Dick Holler wrote that song after Bobby Kennedy
was assassinated (June 8, 1968).  I still remember where I was when I
heard it.