Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Guardian: "The Lonesome Death of Rachel Corrie"

Billy Bragg, whom I once liked, has now turned Dylan's "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carrol" into "The Lonesome Death of Rachel Corrie." You can download the MP3 at the Guardian, although I'm not going to. The words, thoughtfully provided by the Guardian, include the following lie: "But Rachel Corrie believed in non-violent resistance." Rachel Corrie was actively engaged in assisting and enabling deadly Palestinian violence against Jews. The next time you buy a tractor or a bulldozer, consider buying a Caterpillar. And pass the syrup. (Hat tip: LGF)

Update: Here at Judeopundit we have learned that this was actually the first of several failed attempts by Bragg to rewrite classic songs in order to memorialize Corrie. According to highly-placed Zionist operatives who have infiltrated ISM, Bragg's initial idea was to rewrite the Commodore's "Brick House." He was quite surprised when the following chorus emerged:

She's a pan . . . cake
The mighty 'dozer
Didn't put on the brake
She was a big . . . flake
Now the lady's flat, that's a fact
Ain't enough time to react

Eventually he decided that something from Bob Dylan's more protest-oriented output might be more appropriate.

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