‘Lee Harvey Oswald Was a Friend of Mine’

(H/T to Ronnie) From the album entitle titled Tragic Songs from the Grassy Knoll: John F. Kennedy 50th Anniversary Collection, Homer Henderson sings the original version of his plaintive ode to the accused assassin.

Myself,  I’m partial to the more rollicking version by the the Asylum Street Spankers,

On this album, dominated by country and bluegrass artists, I like the two tunes called “The Death of President Kennedy,” the first by the Gospel Band and the second by Ralph Ryan.

“The stuff is so poignant and full of feeling,” says  Miriam Linna, a rock drummer who put the compilation together. “It’s not fabricated emotionally, and we thought it was beautiful.”

What’s your favorite tune?


  1. Nathaniel Heidenheimer says:

    Waves of Grain by Austin’s TimBuc3.

    It will take a grand slam to beat that song, but I will try to stay open minded, though hopefully not as open as the Tippit.

  2. Nathaniel Heidenheimer says:

    witnesses. They are so open minded they need to be kept Frequently Indoors. Funny whom they end up trusting?

  3. Ronnie Wayne says:

    When I first came across this my first thought was how tasteless, an album of JFK Assassination songs. The only reference I remember hearing was the Rolling Stones Sympathy for the Devil in song. As I listened to it I had to laugh. It’s not a funny subject but the levity is humorous on such a heavily debated one.
    The A.S.S. do have a better, longer, more informative version of the song.
    Wish they would show the fiddle player.

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