Author’s note: Click on the song title and band’s name at the end, of this post to listen to this song in its entirety and to visit a Web site dedicated to the band.


You don’t need any more evidence of the signifigance of Death of the American Song, than to turn on the radio and hear stations across the dial cluttered with superficial musical offerings lacking substance, sung by singers who need extensive studio enhancement and augmentation to make their voices marketable, yet still dominating the airwaves, while this song sadly resides in obscurity.



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So beat the drum slowly as they carry her away
All wrapped in white linen just as cold as the clay
I see Tammy and Patsy they’ve got their long black dresses on
Mourning the death of the American song

The radio is playing
Got the latest top ten on
The kind you hear today
That you know tomorrow will be gone

Stone Coyotees, Death of the American Song


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