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Pete Seeger Live – new protest song about BP oil spill in gulf coast on Banjo w James Maddock guitar

On July 23th 2010 Pete Seeger performed live at a Gulf Coast Oil Spill fundraiser at The City Winery in New York City. There, he unveiled to the public his new protest song about the BP oil spill entitled “God’s Counting on Me, God’s Counting on You.”

Backing up Pete’s singing and banjo picking is the singer/songwriter James Maddock on acoustic guitar. All proceeds of this concert went to the Gulf Restoration Network. The song was written by Lorre Wyatt and Pete Seeger. The show was produced and hosted by Richard Barone. The video was edited and mixed by Matthew Billy. The audio is a mixture of the microphones on stage and the camera microphone behind the audience.

The stage microphones picked up the singing and banjo playing while the camera microphone picked up the audience singing along and clapping.

Lyrics:

When we look and we can see things are not what they should be God’s counting on me, God’s counting on you

When we look and see things that should not be God’s counting on me, God’s counting on you

Hopin’ we’ll all pull through, Hoping we’ll all pull through, Hopin’ we’ll all pull through Me and you.

It’s time to turn things around, trickle up not trickle down God’s counting on me, God’s counting on you

It’s time to turn things around, trickle up not trickle down God’s counting on me, God’s counting on you

Hopin’ we’ll all pull through, Hoping we’ll all pull through, Hopin’ we’ll all pull through Me and you.

And when drill, baby, drill turns to spill, baby, spill

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One Response to Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Pete Seeger

  1. mark mccarroll says:

    It’s not true that this song was unveiled at the City Winery! On July 2nd the song was introduced at the Beacon Sloop Club and captured on video by myself, Mark McCarroll, two days after it was written. It was also performed several times before the City Winery event including a ‘hydrofracting’ protest held up at Albany and many other places. I have witnessed these events and they are posted on you-tube. I even arrainged and drove Pete to the City Winery on July 23rd. Just setting the record straight. Thanks, Mark McCarroll…videographer.

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