The famous funny-man recently released a song at the annual “A Capitol Fourth” July 4th PBS special, entitled “Me and Paul Revere”, performing it with Steep Canyon Rangers, a bluegrass band. The ‘Me’ in the title referring to Revere’s horse Brown Beauty, quite literally his sidekick in this case.
Older fans of the oft-SNL host (he hosted a record 15 times), will remember that more 30 years ago, Martin released another historically-themed song. This time it was featuring King Tut.
While some people may relate the song to the press potential presidential candidate Sarah Palin received regarding her comments about the well-known figure in American history, Martin states that the song has everything to do with history, and not politics. However, he is sympathetic to the former governor of Alaska and the fire she came under upon uttering her remarks, tweeting: “Paul Revere did not warn that ‘the British are coming,’ because all the citizens WERE British. There was no America yet.”
Martin has been a regular user of the social networking site Twitter since he joined last September, having sent out more than 2, 300 tweets since then and gathered a whopping total of 1.3 million followers.
Currently, the comedian has turned singer-songwriter, promoting his bluegrass album “Rare Bird Alert”, as he tours with the Rangers. Joining Martin’s voice on the album are some big names in the music industry such as the Dixie Chickes and Paul McCartney. The funny banjo-player ends every concert with a performance of “Me and Paul Revere” with the song receiving a positive response, proving that for Martin the funny is still coming … the funny is still coming.
Enjoy Me and Paul Revere, courtesy of YouTube.com!