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Jesse Slokum--Busker for Freedom

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The JUBILEE CD is now available!

When the wholey HOG really flies WRAG

'S come'round agin on da geetar, ain'it?

Sadly, by the looks of the wailing blues in the daily news, we still live in a black'n'white world, with "good" guys/gals and "bad" gals/guys. Wright wayz to spell'n'rong waiz. "Approved" bombing zones, and places off-limits for "ordnance"...Had enuff? You can click the foto, NOW and go to Country Joe McDonald's place, where he has the original "Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag" music sheet, with words and guitar chords. You'll also find ALL the FIXINS there. NOW, you can get the y2k version, rytchar, HERE, below...I added a bouncing ball - just like in the's got a few companions to keep it from getting stoney lonesome...LOL

(I'd like to dedicate the first verse to the vegetarians in the audience - please to remember: this is "tongue-in-cheek" military humour - We're ALL beans in the same "POD" until the last bomb is de-fused, and the last mine is removed from all our FIELDS, where we want to take the plowshares we have beaten out of SHIELDS!)

Note: I've put words you might want to ACCENT in CAPS.
*****When the Wholey HOG Really Flies WRAG*****

Come on all you human beans
Blacks, browns, yellows, whites, reds, 'n'greens
We're STILL stuck with war in a world gone wrong
Which more than ever requires this here song:
We will NOT get Peace by waving a flag
So, let's stop fighting and Re-write da WRAG!

And it's 1,2,3, what is y2k for? The big deuce with the triple ZIP! Isn't THIS year a TRIP? And it's 5,6,7, why not DRAFT ole Willie...Gates? Don't just sit there, 'n'sigh'n'cry! WHOOPIE!! Time for PIGS to fly!!!

Come on all you boyz'n'gurlz
And watch this wide world as it whirlz
We find ourSELF in a terrible JAM
And it still really could go WHAM!!
YOU, yourself is where the JUBILEE starts
So, let's all SING, 'n'open up our HEARTS!

And it's 1,2,3...

Come on generals let's move fast
Your big chance has come at last
To help FEED and CLOTHE the world's poor
We don't need to have ANY war ANYmore!
So make plowshares out of all your shields
And help us remove Your MINES from OUR fields!!

And it's 1,2,3...

Come on Wall Street, don't be slow
Look up from your portfolio
Being THERE is like growing roses
This time around Nobody needs to be MOSES
So, mulch in the Fall, and Harrow in the SPRING
Share in the HARVEST as we Sing:

And it's 1,2,3...

***Thank you so much, Country Joe, for encouraging all the rest of us to Rewrite DA WRAG***

Dated May 24, 1999

Singing Da Wrag on the streets of Atlanta and Bloomington, Indiana, so far has been a lot of fun. I pause sometimes after Willie... in the chorus, and the people laugh as I count of the beat - 2., 3., 4., and SHOUT! GATES!! some join the shout with big cheshire cat grins that might make Whoopi Goldburg envious... (...jes'kiddin' Whoopi!). Tongue in cheek, the way the original is described on Country Joe's site.
But with all grave seriousness, I'd like to give you a link to some information on the topic of

banner says 'Save The Children' & 'No More Land Mines'

because I seriously mean it when I sing: "help us remove YOUR mines from OUR fields." We got to get William Jefferson Clinton to move the signing of the worldwide agreement banning anti-personnel land-mines up so that they are HISTORY by the time he leaves office in 2001. This information might help you become involved in the effort...(NOTE WELL...this didn't happen! Jesse, October 14, 2008)

Here is an organization that is
meeting a critical need in Vietnam:
Peace TREES/Vietnam
We ARE helping them remove OUR mines from THEIR fields!

*****All materials copyrighted 1998-99 Jesse Slokum*****

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