Midnight in the Village
Seeger lights the candles
From Bitter End to Gaslight
Baez leaves the stage
Ochs takes notes
When the black girl and guitar
Burn together hot in rage

from David Bowie – (You Will) Set The World On Fire Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

In the 1960s, The Gaslight Cafe and The Bitter End in Greenwich Village were second homes to the Folk musicians who converged on New York.

Amongst them Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Phil Ochs and Odetta (who is the Black girl with guitar).

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