With lyrics by Baez and music by Ennio Morricone, this song actually begins with an extract from the sonnet The New Colossus
, which was written by Emma Lazarus in 1883 as part of a fund raising drive for the Statue of Liberty. She died in 1887, but later her all but forgotten sonnet would find its way into the Statue itself. Lazarus was a classical scholar, and although like many daughters of the wealthy she had leftist leanings, she would have been horrified to see her most famous work incorporated into an ode to two convicted murderers.
Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2