Song of the Day: Can I Tell You?

Don Kirshner “discovered” Kansas playing at a high school hop in 73 or 74. This is the strongest tune from their initial release, Kansas: “Can I Tell You”

There is only one verse, repeated three times. Nice fiddle playing, too! John Brown at Parker’s Ferry is portrayed on the album art.

The lyrics:

Can I tell you something
Got to tell you one thing
If you expect the freedom
That you say is yours
Prove that you deserve it
Help us to preserve it
Or being free will just be
Words and nothing more

PS, this is the theme song of Rich TAkes!

5 Replies to “Song of the Day: Can I Tell You?”

  1. John Brown was a revolutionary abolitionist. He attempted to lead a slave rebellion in 1859 which led to an attempted take over of a federal armory at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. The fort was surrounded by a company of U.S. Marines under the command of Colonel Robert E. Lee of the United States Army. He was arrested, tried and hung by the State of Virginia.

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