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  Most who know Laura Nyro’s work know it through covers: The 5th Dimension, ‘Wedding Bell Blues’ and ‘Stoned Soul Picnic;’ ‘When I Die,’ Blood Sweat and Tears; Three Dog Night and ‘Eli’s Coming.’ Each cover succeeded in being definitive, but none hint at the power of the source. This week on Lyrics Undercover I’m exploring “Save the Country,” from Nyro’s third album, ‘New York Tendaberry,’ released in 1969.
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