[cover]I Ain't Marchin' Anymore


Jac Holzman


 Date    Label    Number     Country   Format     Comments
 ----    -----    ------     -------   ------     --------
 1965   Elektra  EKL-287       US        LP       out of print
 1965   Elektra  EKS-7287      US        LP       out of print
 1986?  Carthage CGLP4422      US        LP       ??
 1986   Hannibal NHCD4422      US        CD
 2002 Elektra/WSH 8122735642   US/UK?    CD       2 cd set
I got a report of the latter, which is a 2 CD set together with All The News That's Fit To Sing and I just saw it in a record store.

Liner notes by Phil Ochs and by Bruce Jackson

The CD also included the following poem:

Centuries too holidays
before these days
became desperately clear
that chariots full of Christmas cheer
could never draw the child near
but this year
one of the last remaining years
Santa Claus is a sniper
on the roof of Macy's
picking off the customers
splattering packages
and miscellaneious toes

missionaries build milleniums
and caravans of cucumbers were exchanged
before the sin of sharing was uncovered
and the chocolate bayonets were deranged
but this year
one of the last remaining years
the soul brother reindeer
having nothing but nothing to fear
have destroyed all possessions
as the holiest of gifts.

hymns have swallowed histories
and faded into love
before a winter full of autumns
had covred up their harmonies
but this year
thought one of the last remaining years
the fading matinee idol
clutching the memories
of his almost unforgettable performance
turns sadly away
from the diminishing applause
of his most terried believers.

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