Sean Lennon on NBC: 'Don’t Frack My Mother;’ Yoko Ono: 'Don't Frack Me'

By Penny Starr | January 28, 2013 | 3:20 PM EST

Sean Lennon, son of the late Beatle's John Lennon, and his mother, Yoko Ono. (AP)

( – Yoko Ono and son Sean Lennon have joined the anti-hydraulic fracturing movement by penning and performing a protest song, unveiled last summer on NBC's “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and resurrected by National Public Radio (NPR) in a recent report.

In the song, Lennon sings: "Don't frack my mother." Yoko Ono then sings: "Don't frack me."

On Weekend Edition Sunday, NPR's Jeff Brady used the video, first broadcast on July 13, to report on the ongoing protests about the practice and the technology that has resulted in record harvests of natural gas in the United States--horizontal drilling.

“This past summer Yoko Ono and her son, Sean Lennon, sang their fracking protest song "Don't Frack My Mother" on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” NPR reporter Jeff Brady said. “Ono held a globe labeled ‘Mother Earth’ as her son sang about the dangers of fracking, but they never mention horizontal drilling.”

The song begins with Sean, a la Bob Dylan “The Times They Are a Chaingin’”,  singing, “Gather round people and listen to my song, about something most people agree is just wrong. There ain’t no place left on this earth to discover, so please don’t frack my mother,” Sean sings as his mother joins him for the chorus:

“Don’t frack me,” Yoko sings. “Don’t frack me.”