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What is The Oldest Song?

188,836 views 2 days ago
In which Hank sings the oldest song we know of...the Seikilos Epitaph. Most songs from this period were written with only the lyrics, but the Seikilos Epitaph, buried as part of a funeral, contained an unmistakable chord chart. And so, 2000 years later, I can still sing it for you.

Here the Seikilos song on the lyre...possibly a little bit more likely of an interpretation. https://www.youtube.com/wat...

And here's Hurrian Hymn #6, the oldest piece you're ever likely to hear, though it's incomplete. https://www.youtube.com/wat...

And here's where you can buy my album:
Explicit: http://dftba.com/product/1803
Clean: http://dftba.com/product/1802
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In which Hank sings the oldest song we know of...the Seikilos Epitaph. Most songs from this period were written with only the lyrics, but the Seikilos Epitaph, buried as part of a funeral, contained an unmistakable chord chart. And so, 2000 years later, I can still sing it for you.

Here the Seikilos song on the lyre...possibly a little bit more likely of an interpretation. https://www.youtube.com/wat...

And here's Hurrian Hymn #6, the oldest piece you're ever likely to hear, though it's incomplete. https://www.youtube.com/wat...

And here's where you can buy my album:
Explicit: http://dftba.com/product/1803
Clean: http://dftba.com/product/1802 Show less

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One of our favorite things to do is take a complicated issue and tease out the knot a little bit. By avoiding politics and taking a larger, top-down view, we try to tell a complete story much faster than cable news can even talk about an isolated event.

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