"Abraham, Martin And John" as written by and Nanci Griffith....
Has anybody here seen my old friend Abraham,
Can you tell me where he's gone?
He freed a lotta people, but it seems the good die young
But I just looked around and he's gone.

Has anybody here seen my old friend Martin,
Can you tell me where he's gone?
He freed a lotta people, but it seems the good die young
But I just looked around and he's gone.

Has anybody here seen my old friend John,
Can you tell me where he's gone?
He freed a lotta people, but it seems the good die young
But I just looked around and he's gone.

Didn't you love the things they stood for?
Didn't they try to find some good for you and me?
And we'll be free
Someday soon it's gonna be one day

Has anybody here seen my old friend Bobby,
Can you tell me where he's gone?
I thought I saw him walkin' up over the hill
With Abraham, Martin and John.


Lyrics submitted by Bobo192

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    General CommentAbe Lincoln, Martin Luther King and John F. Kennedy. Bobby is probably Bobby Kennedy, but I don't know for sure.
    slagoniaon August 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYes, Bobby Kennedy. Very clearly. It was written in 1968, shortly after Bobby's assassination. See wikipedia reference:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

    You know when John was killed and then Martin was killed, many folks said, "Well, thank God we've still got Bobby Kennedy..." You know the rest.
    surferbetoon March 16, 2007   Link

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