this cover (originally by Phil Ochs) was included on the folk-y covers album i made with my dad, Jack Palmer: “You Got Me Singing”.
the song was originally written after the harlem riots of 1964. my dad, who also re-wrote a few of the lyrics to the song, wrote a bit about it on Medium here: http://bit.ly/2aZYFDv
…and the complete lyrics are on the project page: https://amandapalmer.net/intheheatofth…
you can get the album for $1 here on bandcamp: https://amandapalmer.bandcamp.com/alb…
and even better, you can join the patreon for $1 and up….and then follow this link for a free download code: http://bit.ly/2aFYgr5
Photo of Philando Castile is via Lavish Reynolds/Facebook
Photo of Alton Sterling is via CNN