THE HEMP SONG

Words and Music By Sam Creigh

Sam Says: This is my protest song--every folksinger worth his salt has got to have one!  It is full of a lot of attutude about the outrageous prohibition on what is arguably the most useful agricultural plant in the history of mankind.  Hemp's vast potential for food, fiber, and fuel can be used to save family farms worldwide, to keep open land open, and to help solve many of today's most serious environmental problems.  The fact that the multi-national corporations have schemed with their bought-off politicians to make and to keep hemp illegal only underscores the importance of this excellent resource.  The plant was never a problem for the average American at any point in our history.  The question to ask yourself is, "what is freedom, and can prohibition even be possible in the land of the free"? Support hemp farming and the hemp industry in the USA by supporting your local activists and candidates who favor repeal of the prohibition on hemp.  Power to the people!

Verse 1
There once was a time in this fair country
When people used the hemp plant every day
God gave the hemp plant to the people, now
Gov'ment come and take the hemp plant away
Gov'ment come and take the hemp plant away
Gov'ment come and take the hemp plant away

Verse 2
I don't give a damn about your special interests
All the soft money done bought you away
But listen up, Buster, you work for the people, now
Truth and freedom for the people today
Truth and freedom for the people today

Chorus
And it's hey don't you know--hemp is a very fine plant to grow
In the land of the free
Hey what'cha say--let the people grow the hemp plant today
From sea to shining sea

Verse 3
Didn't have a problem 'til you passed prohibition
Crimes without a victim get you locked away
We gotta change the laws--we gotta save the planet
Let the people grow the hemp plant today
Let the people grow the hemp plant today
Let the people grow the hemp plant today

All they are are laws, all we have to do is change 'em

Lead Vocal and Guitar:  Sam Creigh
Percussion:  Bryce Chicoine