He Was My Brother (2:49)

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  • DavidSmith98

    It was actually written for Andrew Goodman, the 20 year old Freedom Summer volunteer that was killed alongside Shwerner and Chaney on June 21st, 1964. He was a classmate and friend of Paul Simon's. Beautiful song! (2) All they were doing is trying to get Africian Americans in Mississippi registered to vote. The local police and KKK worked together to kill the 3 heroes.

    15 Nov 2013 Reply
  • sharv11

    Oh wow...intense...why haven't I heard this much before?

    30 Sep 2012 Reply
  • PattySauce

    Very sad but very beautiful

    5 Nov 2011 Reply
  • gdcman

    Perfect Song.

    27 Jul 2011 Reply
  • H0USE-MD

    Underrated as shit, might be their best song.

    10 Dec 2010 Reply
  • cherokeejoe

    war protest

    29 Aug 2010 Reply
  • LinaGarcia

    It was actually written for Andrew Goodman, the 20 year old Freedom Summer volunteer that was killed alongside Shwerner and Chaney on June 21st, 1964. He was a classmate and friend of Paul Simon's. Beautiful song!

    21 May 2009 Reply
  • kat_man_du

    Also, the incident mentioned by Big_Dip was the basis of the movie "Mississippi Burning" if memory serves correctly...

    31 Jul 2008 Reply
  • Big_Dip

    This song was written in memory of Michael Mickey Schwerner, a fellow college student and civil rights activist, who was slain in 1964 by the Ku Klux Klan along with two other people.

    29 Apr 2008 Reply

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