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My colleague Ken Morefield notes the passing of Nick Reynolds, one of the original members of the Kingston Trio. Like Ken, my brother, sister, and I spent hours of our childhood listening to the Kingston Trio, as well as other late-50s and early 60s “folkies” of the type (mostly) lovingly satirized in A Mighty WindThe Weavers (interesting comment about the Weavers’ influence on the Kingston Trio), Burl Ives, Harry Belafonte. Here’s one of our favorite Kingston Trio songs:

In our family, we still occasionally apply the chorus to situations of potential peril or injustice.