Or perhaps “recomposed” - would that be a zombie story? I had the distinct pleasure of working on this live play and the film based on the POEM: <https://vimeo.com/44280784> It was more than a song… <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Brown's_Body> <L> On Mar 16, 2015, at 9:31 AM, John Haley <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Does that mean that "John Brown's Body" got decomposed? Sorry for being > impertinent; can't help it. . > > Best, John > > > On Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 12:23 PM, Richard L. Hess <[log in to unmask]> > wrote: > >> On 2015-03-16 11:31 AM, David Lewis wrote: >> >>> ...the judgment is a problem for every musician, >>> and in turn every musician ought to band together to reverse it, as the >>> judgment itself reverses at least six centuries of forward development in >>> music. >>> >> >> The traditions of "folk music" acknowledge this recycling and reuse as >> "the folk process." Didn't Julia Ward Howe set her "Battle Hymn of the >> Republic" to the "folk" tune "John Brown's Body" which apparently was at >> least partially composed by a collective at a "camp meeting?" >> >> I agree with your call to action.