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13th homemade video (June 28, 2020)

Let Them in

On June 28, 2020 John wrote: "Based on a WWII era poem by Elma Dean, this is a song that goes out to all the ones who didnít come home, and to those who remember - Let Them In"


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- Muting the Sea (May 31,2020)
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- Click here for The Mercy of the Wheels. (June 14, 2020)
- If I Could Forget To Breathe (June 21, 2020)
- Let them in (June 28, 2020)
- Unblind The Referee (July 5, 2020)
- The Dutchman (July 12, 2020)
- Morningside (July 19, 2020)
- Cowboy Song (July 26, 2020)
- That's How Legends Are Made (August 2, 2020)
- If Not Now (August 9, 2020)
- Arroyo Seco (August 16, 2020)

- Shenandoah (August 23, 2020)
- Outside (August 30, 2020)
- Outnumbered (September 6, 2020)
- Brown shirts (September 13, 2020)

- Jackís Crows (September 20, 2020)
Where No Monument Stands (September 27, 2020)
- Blue Chalk (October 4, 2020)
- Zuly (October 11, 2020)
- The Sentinel (October 18, 2020)
- Where The Bottles Break (October 25 2020)
- If I Could (November 1, 2020)
- Particle & Wave (November 8, 2020)
- True in Time (November 15, 2020)
- Edgar The Party Man ( November 22, 2020)
- The Water is Wide (November 29, 2020)
- The Streets of Laredo (December 6, 2020)

- Spanish is the Loving Tongue (December 13, 2020)
- Christmas Bells (December 20, 2020)
- Riverside (December 27. 2020) Recorded earlier
- Auld Lang Syne (January 3, 2021)

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John Gorka - Let them in



The Company You Keep


"Let Them In" was made into song by John Gorka from a poem found in a hospital in the Philippines during World War II. The nurse that found the poem kept it all these years until the recent war brought out all the memorabilia. Luckily, her daughter sent a copy to John".
In 1991 David Wilcox made a great version of "Let them in" for his Home Again CD.

Let them in, Peter,
They are very tired
Give them couches where the angels sleep
And light those fires

Let them wake whole again
To brand new dawns
Fired with the sun
Not wartime's bloody guns

May their peace be deep
Remember where the broken bodies lie
God knows how young they were
To have to die
God knows how young they were to have to die

Give them things they like
Let them make some noise
Give roadhouse bands, not golden harps
To these our boys

And let them love,
Peter Cause they've had no time
They should have treesÖ


Let them in appeared on the 2001 'Red House records' release "The Company You Keep" (RHR 151).
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John Gorka played this live version of "Let them in" with Ricky Koole (She is a Dutch singer and film actress) in 2009. It is the best viewed Let them in version on youtube (75.000 times)


John Gorka - Let them in
2016 live version in the Netherlands

John Gorka played a wonderful live version of "Let them in" also in the Nutshuis, the Hague on February 5, 2016 on a benefit concert for his friend Willem Leeuwenhoek. Willem passed away in November 2014.

On June 28, 2020 John wrote: Home Video # 13 - Based on a WWII era poem by Elma Dean, this is a song that goes out to all the ones who didnít come



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