7 o'clock News/Silent Night Lyrics

by Simon And Garfunkel

This is the early evening edition of the news

The recent fight in the House of Representatives
Was over the open housing section of the Civil Rights Bill
Brought traditional enemies together
But it left the defenders of the measure
Without the votes of their strongest supporters

President Johnson originally proposed
An outright ban covering discrimination
By everyone for every type of housing
But it had no chance from the start
And everyone in Congress knew it

A compromise was painfully worked out
In the House Judiciary Committee
In Los Angeles today comedian Lenny Bruce
Died of what was believed to be an
Overdoes of narcotics, Bruce was 42 years old

Dr Martin Luther King says
He does not intend to cancel plans for an open
Housing march Sunday into the Chicago suburb of Cicero
Cook County Sheriff Richard Ogleby
Asked King to call off the march and the
Police in Cicero said, they would ask the
National Guard To be called out if it is held

King, now in Atlanta, Georgia
Plans to return to Chicago Tuesday
In Chicago Richard Speck
Accused murderer of nine student nurses was brought
Before a grand jury today for indictment
The nurses were found stabbed
An strangled in their Chicago apartment

In Washington the atmosphere was tense today
As a special subcommittee of the House Committee
On un-American activities continued its probe
Into anti Vietnam war protests
Demonstrators were forcibly evicted from the hearings
When they began chanting anti-war slogans

Former Vice President Richard Nixon
Says that unless there is a substantial
Increase in the present war effort in Vietnam
The US should look forward to five more years of war

In a speech before the Convention of the Veterans
Of Foreign Wars in New York, Nixon also said
Opposition to the war in this country is the greatest single
Weapon working against the US

That's the 7 o'clock edition of the news, goodnight

Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly peace