HomeFolkFrom the Vault: Harry Chapin’s “Sniper” Carl September 10, 2014 Folk 3 Comments The Daily Music Break is reposting some great music that appeared earlier. This post — with a different version of the same song — originally was on the site on April 20, 2012. Most people are familiar with Chapin’s hits, which include Cat’s in the Cradle, W*O*L*D, 30,000 Pounds of Bananas and, of course, Taxi. Above is a song that is not quite as well known. Chapin’s life was cut short by an accident on the Long Island Expressway on the way to a concert on July 16, 1981. For more information of Chapin — who was an activist as well as a singer– check out Taxi: The Harry Chapin Story, the excellent bio written by Peter M. Coan. Peter is a good friend of mine. For even more information, here is The Harry Chapin Archive. Related 3 Responses Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.