"Abraham, Martin, and John" Dion

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"Abraham, Martin, and John" was recorded by Dion and released in August of 1968

Dion is also famous for his 1961 singles "Runaround Sue" and "The Wanderer"


Anybody here seen my old friend Abraham?

Can you tell me where he's gone?

He freed lotta people but it seems the good they die young

You know I just looked around and he's gone

Didn't you love the things that they stood for?

Didn't they try to find some good for you and me?

And we'll be free

Some day soon, it's gonna be one day


Throughout the whole song, Dion describes how four of the most iconic American leaders were assassinated and the good that they stood for. These four iconic leaders, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., John F Kennedy and Bobby Kennedy are explained with "He freed lotta people but the good they die young/ You know i just look around and he's gone" By these lines in the song, Dion is explaining how the men freed a lot of people but for what they fought for many great young lives suffered as they passed away trying to fight for the good cause of human rights and equality.

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