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I'm pretty sure it was the New Christie Minstrels. As for Lee Marvin, there's a story that the cast of a movie arrived to check in at a small town hotel where they were due to film, to find Lee marvin lounging on the porch, looking like a drifter, with just a small holdall. When they were checking in with all their baggage it came to his turn, and the receptionist looked very snootily at him and his bag, and asked "Just the one bag Mr Marvin?" to which he replied "Just the one movie honey".

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I'm pretty sure it was the New Christie Minstrels. As for Lee Marvin, there's a story that the cast of a movie arrived to check in at a small town hotel where they were due to film, to find Lee marvin lounging on the porch, looking like a drifter, with just a small holdall. When they were checking in with all their baggage it came to his turn, and the receptionist looked very snootily at him and his bag, and asked "Just the one bag Mr Marvin?" to which he replied "Just the one movie honey".

Quite right apart from the spelling of "Christy" . Tap yr feet and sing along... CD from Play.com

Three wheels on my wagon,

And I’m still rolling along

The Cherokees are chasing me

Arrows fly, right on by

But I’m singing a happy song

I’m singing a higgity, haggity, hoggety, high

Pioneers, they never say die

A mile up the road there’s a hidden cave

And we can watch those Cherokees

Go galloping by

SPOKEN: “George, they’re catching up to us!”

“Get back in the wagon woman!”

Two wheels on my wagon,

And I’m still rolling along

Them Cherokees are after me

Flaming spears, burn my ears

But I’m singing a happy song

I’m singing a higgity, haggity hoggety, high

Pioneers, they never say die

Half a mile up the road there’s a hidden cave

And we can watch those Cherokees

Go galloping by

SPOKEN: “Duh, Paw? Are you sure this is the right road?”

“Will you hush up? You and your maps!”

One wheel on my wagon,

And I’m still rolling along

Them Cherokees after me

I’m all in flames, at the reins

But I’m singing a happy song

I’m singing a higgity, haggity hoggety, high

Pioneers, they never say die

Right around that turn there’s a hidden cave

And we can watch those Cherokees

Go galloping by

SPOKEN: “George? Should I get the bag of beads and trinkets?”

“Woman, I know what I’m doing!”

No wheels on my wagon,

So I’m not rolling along

The Cherokees captured me

They look mad, things look bad

But I’m singing a happy song

SPOKEN: “C’mon all you Cherokees sing along with me!”

Higgity, haggity hoggety, high

Pioneers, they never say die…

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Three wheels on my wagon, any idea what year it was released over here, and how far it got in the charts ?

1970, Number 1 (guess, no searching done so could easily be wrong).

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The principal voice was Barry Maguire who had a hit in his own right with "Eve of Destruction"

And what a fantastic song "Eve of Destruction was"

A song with a very strong 1960's anti war message {if the button is pushed, -there's no running away}

OK, it's that good why should I quote a line here's the whole thing

The eastern world, it is exploding

Violence flarin’, bullets loadin’

You’re old enough to kill, but not for votin’

You don’t believe in war, but what’s that gun you’re totin’

And even the Jordan River has bodies floatin’

But you tell me

Over and over and over again, my friend

Ah, you don’t believe

We’re on the eve

of destruction.

Don’t you understand what I’m tryin’ to say

Can’t you feel the fears I’m feelin’ today?

If the button is pushed, there’s no runnin’ away

There’ll be no one to save, with the world in a grave

[Take a look around ya boy, it's bound to scare ya boy]

And you tell me

Over and over and over again, my friend

Ah, you don’t believe

We’re on the eve

of destruction.

Yeah, my blood’s so mad feels like coagulatin’

I’m sitting here just contemplatin’

I can’t twist the truth, it knows no regulation.

Handful of senators don’t pass legislation

And marches alone can’t bring integration

When human respect is disintegratin’

This whole crazy world is just too frustratin’

And you tell me

Over and over and over again, my friend

Ah, you don’t believe

We’re on the eve

of destruction.

Think of all the hate there is in Red China

Then take a look around to Selma, Alabama

You may leave here for 4 days in space

But when you return, it’s the same old place

The poundin’ of the drums, the pride and disgrace

You can bury your dead, but don’t leave a trace

Hate your next-door neighbor, but don’t forget to say grace

And… tell me over and over and over and over again, my friend

You don’t believe

We’re on the eve

Of destruction

Mm, no no, you don’t believe

We’re on the eve

of destruction.

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She's at it again ...

Open the Door Richard ...

now, who's that please ?

Now there was a popular version of this song which your wife may remember but I have a very old version in my Jazz / R&B selection so I think it is a lot older than you imagine.

I am also aware that there is a "banned" version of this song.

Perhaps you should take a look at this

Open The Door Richard

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Before you ask Richard,

You have called this thread Help !!!!

That is the title of a song, an album and a film made by the Beatles in 1965, highest chart position was 1 lol

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The principal voice was Barry Maguire who had a hit in his own right with "Eve of Destruction"

I took special care of this record, so I did not have to travel too far back in time to find it. Mum and dad were always threatening it with the bin as I was always playing it, but to me it told a very poignant story. In 1965 the Cuban missile crisis was still fresh in our minds and those dark days of October 1962 would never be forgotten. W/E.

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I took special care of this record, so I did not have to travel too far back in time to find it. Mum and dad were always threatening it with the bin as I was always playing it, but to me it told a very poignant story. In 1965 the Cuban missile crisis was still fresh in our minds and those dark days of October 1962 will never be forgotten.

Some history books which cover the 20th century now refer to the evening of 24 October 1962 as "the eve of World War 3", the night that Kennedy had his finger on the nuclear missile button and the USSR very tactfully turned their ships around, sailed away from Cuba and removed their missiles.

Kennedy himself later said of the incident "We had come to the edge of our final decision, I felt we were on the edge of a precipice and it was as if there were no way off", and also " When I went to bed that night I fully expected to be awoken for permission to be given for our nuclear deterrent to be used" adding further, with reference to a Soviet first strike "When I went to bed that night I didn't really know if there would be a World to wake up to in the morning".

This really was the "eve of destruction" and at that time the truth of the line "If the button is pushed, there's no running away, there'll be no one to save, a World in a grave" were frighteningly real.

Fortunately history did not take this course, but the realisation of what could have happened may have helped keep the fingers off the nuclear strike button, - at least so far.

Unfortunately, and again frighteningly, one of the main lessons from history is that mankind does not always learn from past mistakes.

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