Simon & Garfunkel:7 O'Clock News / Silent Night

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“7 O'Clock News / Silent Night”
Artist: Simon & Garfunkel
Albums: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (1966)

This is the early evening edition of the news
The recent fight in the House of Representatives was over the open housing
Section of the Civil Rights Bill
Brought traditional enemies together but it left the defenders of the
Measure without the votes of their strongest supporters
President Johnson originally proposed an outright ban covering discrimination
By everyone for every type of housing but it had no chance from the start
And everyone in Congress knew it
A compromise was painfully worked out in the House Judiciary Committee
In Los Angeles today comedian Lenny Bruce died of what was believed to be an
Overdoes of narcotics
Bruce was 42 years old
Dr. Martin Luther King says he does not intend to cancel plans for an open
Housing march Sunday into the Chicago suburb of Cicero
Cook County Sheriff Richard Ogleby asked King to call off the march and the
Police in Cicero said they would ask the National Guard to be called out
If it is held
King, now in Atlanta, Georgia, plans to return to Chicago Tuesday
In Chicago Richard Speck, accused murderer of nine student nurses, was brought
Before a grand jury today for indictment
The nurses were found stabbed an strangled in their Chicago apartment
In Washington the atmosphere was tense today as a special subcommittee of the
House Committee on Un-American activities continued its probe into anti-
Vietnam war protests
Demonstrators were forcibly evicted from the hearings when they began chanting
Anti-war slogans
Former Vice-President Richard Nixon says that unless there is a substantial
Increase in the present war effort in Viet nam, the U. S. should look forward
To five more years of war
In a speech before the Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in New York
Nixon also said opposition to the war in this country is the greatest single
Weapon working against the U. S
That's the 7 o'clock edition of the news

Silent night
Holy night
All is calm
All is bright
Round yon virgin mother and child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly peace