[Marxism] Ding Dong, the Witch is dead a song for the picket lines

Thomas Bias tgbias at verizon.net
Sat Apr 13 15:05:18 MDT 2013


And the lyrics to "Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead" were written by the great
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg, the lyricist of "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" ~Tom

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The Wizard of Oz is a film about politics, celebrating liberation. It is a
reworking for the 1930s of L Frank Baum's novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,
published in 1900. In Baum's children's book, the Tin Man represents the
working class, the Scarecrow the small farmer, the Cowardly Lion the
populist leader, William Jennings Bryan, the Wicked Witch is big business
and the Wizard himself is the US government. In the novel, Dorothy has
silver shoes, the populist panacea, but in the film, her shoes are red. One
of the film's anthems, "Ding Dong, the Witch Is Dead", was to be sung on
picket lines.

http://enpassant.com.au/2013/04/14/ding-dong-the-witch-is-dead-a-song-for-th
e-picket-lines/
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