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Friday, June 25, 2021
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Harrisburg, PA, USA
PLAYING THE SONG - “COWARD OF THE COUNTY” BY KENNY ROGERS

Below is the link to the video:

https://youtu.be/rAyC0t5ilmE

oward of the County” by Kenny Rogers, bust into the charts when it was released, I think, in 1979. Most people identified with the song because it talks about three bullies that manhandled the girl friend of a young boy they had been bullying for years.

In the end, the young boy, Tommy, who had been following the admonition his father gave him before he died, of keeping away from trouble, decided to set aside his father’s admonition. He faced the bullies- the Gatlin boys, gave them the beating of their lives for what they did to his girlfriend and left the bar unscathed.

The beauty of the song is that when it is played, if feels more like a story. The beautiful story of meekness to boldness and strength. It is like an action movie of a hero.

I have always loved Kenny Rogers’ songs and here, for your listening pleasure, is the song- “Coward of the County” by Kenny Rogers.

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2. Surviving in Biafra: The Story of the Nigerian Civil War

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