". . . this summer I hear the drumming . . ."

  • Song Found On:
    Released as a single
    1970
  • "Ohio" was written in reaction to the Kent State shootings and reflected the mood on many college campuses in the late 1960s. The song was performed by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. When it was released as a single in 1970 it was banned from many radio stations in Ohio and across the nation because it was feared playing the song would lead to more campus violence.

 

OHIO
by
Neil Young



Lyrics:

Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,
We're finally on our own,
This summer I hear the drumming,
Four dead in Ohio.

Gotta get down to it,
Soldiers are gunning us down,
Should have been done long ago,
What if you knew her, and
Found her dead on the ground,
How can you run when you know.

Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,
We're finally on our own,
This summer I hear the drumming,
Four dead in Ohio.

Four dead in Ohio,
Four dead in Ohio.
 
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