In honor of the Presidents of the United States, here is a short musical tribute.
Abraham, Martin and John - a song sung by Dion, pays tribute to two Presidents cut down by assassins, Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Kennedy's brother, Bobby, also cut down by assassins.
Happy Days, a song that was picked up as a campaign song by the longest serving of all our Presidents, Franklin Roosevelt: was previously the subject of one of my blog posts.
In this political climate, it is instructive to travel back into the 1970's, another age of unrest and fear, to talk about another President, Richard Nixon. "Justice Don't Be Slow", by Steppenwolf. Nixon was the first and only President to resign. His Vice President also had to resign.
This final song is a song from the Civil War era and happens to be, even today, the state song of the State of Maryland. It sings indirectly about the Federal President during the Civil War (Abraham Lincoln; see above), who is described as a despot. (The history behind this song would make an interesting Civil War Sunday). This version has the official lyrics prior to last year, when certain edits were made, 151 years after the war ended.
There are lots more songs to choose from if you are interested. Do you have any to add?