DRUMS

Latest update on 08/02/2012

Artist: Johnny Cash
Author: Peter LaFarge
Label: Columbia
Year: 1964

On lp Bitter Tears. LaFarge wrote five out of eigth tracks. See also: Ballad Of Ira Hayes.

Covers:

1965:

Peter LaFarge [on Folkways lp On The Warpath]

1966:

SSgt. Barry Sadler [as Ballad Of The Green Berets]

Peter was a Nargaset Indian (Hopi). The melody of his Drums was the model for SSgt. Barry Sadler's hit, or how an Indian protest song was misused to advocate American warfare in Vietnam.

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