So I figured it would be kind of fun to go through all the songs that have been written about Steve Rogers and do a series of covers, like a study in shifting perspectives of an American icon through the years?
Kicking things off with an old-school folk song. Download here, lyrics mostly under the cut, historical notes at the end.
Little Steve Rogers never had the knack
of running from a fight ‘fore it was done
stood up to any bully even when they’d knock him flat
he’d rush in to defend ‘most anyone
So take up your shield, Steve Rogers
Take up your shield tonight
Take up your shield, Steve Rogers
There’s wrongs out there that need some settin’ right