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The Original Caste – One Tin Soldier

October 13, 2009 | 1970, Group

The song One Tin Soldier was written by the songwriting team Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter. It was recorded in late 1969 by the Canadian group The Original Caste and was a minor hit in the United States, but a big hit, reaching Number 1, in Canada.

Most people will remember the version of the song done for the 1971 film Billy Jack as recorded by Jinx Dawson and listed with her group Coven. Even though she sang it with the film’s orchestra she requested that the credit would be to the group and not in her name. Coven’s version would chart again in 1973 and 1974.

The obvious Anti-war song would be one of the most requested songs on American Radio in the early 70′s

On the Sonny and Cher show, the song as sung by Cher, was played in front of a cartoon.

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