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Joan Baez Ballad of Sacco & Vanzetti Lyrics

Last updated: 06/02/2010 11:00:00 AM

Here's to you Nicholas and Bart
Rest forever here in our hearts
The last and final moment is yours
That agony is your triumph!

(repeated over and over)

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Beautiful and very sad song... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/26/2008

it is about 2 men that were executed even though they were innocent.

On August 23, 1977, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis signed a proclamation declaring, "any stigma and disgrace should be forever removed from the names of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti." Dukakis said, "We are not here to say whether these men are guilty or innocent. We are here to say that the high standards of justice, which we in Massachusetts take such pride in, failed Sacco and Vanzetti."

Their controversial trial attracted enormous international attention, with critics accusing the prosecution and presiding Judge Webster Thayer of improper conduct, and of allowing anti-Italian, anti-immigrant, and anti-anarchist sentiment to prejudice the jury. Prominent Americans such as Felix Frankfurter and Upton Sinclair publicly sided with citizen-led Sacco and Vanzetti committees in an ultimately unsuccessful opposition to the verdict. Sacco's and Vanzetti's execution elicited mass-protests in New York, London, Amsterdam and Tokyo, worker walk-outs across South America, and riots in Paris, Geneva, Germany and Johannesburg.

May they rest in peace!!!!

the best song eveeeeeeeeeeeeer!!! | Reviewer: ines and ale! | 8/19/2007

as soon as we heard the song we fell in love with it
the first time i heard it i was in puntasal with tomatoe face and chiiborgin!! it reminds me of the good times that have past there!!enjoy it sueyyyyyyyyyyyy!!

Stars | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/18/2007

I ADORE this song! We actually play it at work, at Banana Republic, and I loved it at once! Took me awhile to find out who actually sang it though. It's mixed by Stephane Pompougnac I believe...
Anyway, great song and you cant even tell there's only about five lines of lyrics!