Meant to post this earlier today, after hearing the sad news of Pete Seeger's passing, but couldn't find the audio until now.
From the end credits to the criminally overlooked 1998 HBO film version of Neil Sheehan's brilliant Vietnam history A Bright Shining Lie (starring the great Bill Paxton), here's Pat McGuire and hands down the best version of Seeger's signature song ever.
To be honest, I had always thought this song -- even the sublime hit cover by The Searchers -- to be a little earnest at best and borderline kitsch at worst.
First time I heard this version, however, I changed my mind and pronto. Just kills me...