Reuben James Kenny Rogers

Reuben James   Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers - Reuben James

Kenny Rogers - Reuben James

Kenny Rogers - Reuben James - Bueno... otra de mis favoritas, así que porque no hacer mi propio video.

"The Sinking of the Reuben James" by The Kingston Trio

"The Sinking of the Reuben James" by The Kingston Trio

Folk song about the first American ship sunk in World War II. http://ondeafears.com The USS Reuben James was the first American ship sunk in World War II, on October 31, 1941. Although the United States was officially neutral at the time, President Roosevelt had ordered the Navy to provide support to the United Kingdom in her fight against Nazi Germany. The Reuben James was escorting military material when she was torpedoed by a German submarine. Woody Guthrie, at the time singing with Pete Seeger in the Almanac Singers, wrote "The Sinking of the Reuben James" (also known as simply "Reuben James") immediately thereafter. While the song sounds like a rousing patriotic anthem, it's worth noting that both Seeger and Guthrie were pro-Soviet Communists and were opposed to U.S. involvement in World War II, until Hitler's betrayal of Stalin caused them to shift their views 180 degrees and support U.S. intervention. Had the sinking happened prior to the dissolution of the Hitler-Stalin pact, it is quite likely that no song at all would have been written, or, if one had, the sentiments expressed would have been quite different. The verses are to the tune of "Wildwood Flower," most famously recorded by the Carter Family, and the chorus is original to Guthrie. This version is by the Kingston Trio. Some folk music fans do not like the Kingston Trio, quite possibly simply a backlash against the massive popularity they enjoyed in the late 1950s to mid-1960s. I'm no expert on folk and no purist--all I know is that they sing great together and that there is a lot of power in those guitars and vocals--"Reuben James" sounds great. I threw this one together myself. The song famously asks, "What were their names?" I've answered that.

Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Reuben James

Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Reuben James

Great Singing!

The Sinking of the Reuben James - The Weavers - (Lyrics)

The Sinking of the Reuben James - The Weavers - (Lyrics)

Comment and vote, folks! Lyrics: Have you heard of the ship called the good Reuben James? And by hard fighting men, both of honor and of fame, She flew the Stars and Stripes of the Land of the Free, But tonight she's in her grave at the bottom of the sea. Tell me what were their names, tell me what were their names? Did you have a friend on the good Rueben James? What were their names? Tell me what were their names? Did you have a friend on the good Rueben James? One hundred men went down to their dark and watery grave, When that good ship went down, only fourty-four were saved. Was the last day of October, they saved fourty-four, From the cold icy waters by the cold Iceland shore. Tell me what were their names, tell me what were their names? Did you have a friend on the good Rueben James? What were their names? Tell me what were their names? Did you have a friend on the good Rueben James? It was there in the dark of that uncertain night, They watched for the U-Boat and waited for a fight, Then a whine and a rock and a great explosion roared, And they lay the Reuben James on the cold ocean floor. Tell me what were their names, tell me what were their names? Did you have a friend on the good Rueben James? What were their names? Tell me what were their names? Did you have a friend on the good Rueben James? Well, many years have passed since those brave men are gone, In those cold icy waters, now they're still and they're calm, Many years have passed, but still I wonder why, The worst of men must fight and the best of men must die. Tell me what were their names, tell me what were their names? Did you have a friend on the good Rueben James? What were their names? Tell me what were their names? Did you have a friend on the good Rueben James? What were their names? Tell me what were their names? Did you have a friend on the good Rueben James?

Ruben James = Kenny Rogers = Greatest Hits

Ruben James = Kenny Rogers = Greatest Hits

The Sinking of The Reuben James - Johnny Horton

The Sinking of The Reuben James - Johnny Horton

Conway Twitty - Reuben James

Conway Twitty - Reuben James

Another great track from the 1970 album "Hello Darlin'".

Kingston Trio-Reuben James

Kingston Trio-Reuben James

From 'An Evening With The Kingston Trio'.

Sinking of the Reuben James - Woody Guthrie

Sinking of the Reuben James - Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie Sinking of the Reuben James The Asch Recordings Vol. 1 (1944) www.woodyguthrie.com

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