Summer of 1969, A Memoir: Part 2, Goodbye and Hello

A. Jay Adler
14 min readAug 21, 2019

Many songs seem emblematic or emotionally reminiscent of the 60s, but for me, none is more so than Goodbye and Hello, by Tim Buckley and Larry Becket, with its marriage of folk lyricism to Kurt Weill, Wiemar theatricality.

O the new children dance — — — I am young
All around the balloons — — — I will live