They Can't Take Away Our Music

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"They Can't Take Away Our Music"
Single by Eric Burdon & War
from the album The Black Man's Burdon
B-side Home Cookin'
Released 1970
Format 7" single
Recorded 1970
Genre R&B, funk, soul, gospel
Length 4:53 (single), 6:45 (album)
Label MGM
Writer(s) War, Jerry Goldstein
Producer(s) Jerry Goldstein
Eric Burdon & War singles chronology
"Paint It Black"
(1971)
"They Can't Take Away Our Music"
(1970)
"Magic Mountain"
(1976)

They Can't Take Away Our Music is a song performed by Eric Burdon & War featuring Sharone Scott & The Beautiful New Born Children in 1970. It was released as a single in 1970.[1] This was their last single before they split in the same year. It charted #50 on the US charts and #35 on the Canadian chart.

It was covered a few times, but the most successful version was done by Donna Summer in 1994.

Like most of the other studio tracks recorded by Eric Burdon & War, the song was banned from YouTube in the early years.

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