Catonsville Nine: 49 Years Later

CatonsvilleFrom Joe DeFilippo, a song written and recorded as a tribute to the Catonsville 9, an action on May 17, 1968

We make our prayer
In the name of that God
Whose name is Peace
And Decency, and Unity
And Love
Amen

The sun broke thru the clouds
On the 17th of May
They gathered in the parking lot
Bowed their heads to pray
Father in the heavens
Won’t You show us the way ……
That we might study war no more

George and Father Phil
Recruited the nine
In the town of Catonsville
Addressed the country’s crimes
Lay down your swords
So said the Lord
Now is the time
That we might study war no more

(*) War-No More…
Lay down your swords
So said the Lord
And study war no more

They entered the building
Seized the records marked A-1
Ignited them with napalm
To end what had begun
As the files burned
They said, “Thy will be done”
That we might
Study war no more (*)

Listen to the song HERE.

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