Pete Seeger, a Man with a passion for Virtue and Justice   Leave a comment


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Peter “Pete” Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014) was an American folk singer. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of the Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly’s “Goodnight, Irene”, which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. Members of the Weavers were blacklisted during the McCarthy Era. In the 1960s, he re-emerged on the public scene as a prominent singer of protest music in support of international disarmament, civil rights, counterculture and environmental causes.

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If I had a hammer,
I’d hammer in the morning
I’d hammer in the evening,
All over this land

I’d hammer out danger,
I’d hammer out a warning,
I’d hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters,
All over this land.

If I had a bell,
I’d ring it in the morning,
I’d ring it in the evening,
All over this land

I’d ring out danger,
I’d ring out a warning
I’d ring out love between my brothers and my sisters,
All over this land.

If I had a song,
I’d sing it in the morning,
I’d sing it in the evening,
All over this land

I’d sing out danger,
I’d sing out a warning
I’d sing out love between my brothers and my sisters,
All over this land.

Well I got a hammer,
And I got a bell,
And I got a song to sing, all over this land.

It’s the hammer of Justice,
It’s the bell of Freedom,
It’s the song about Love between my brothers and my sisters,
All over this land.

It’s the hammer of Justice,
It’s the bell of Freedom,
It’s the song about Love between my brothers and my sisters,
All over this land.

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Where have all the flowers gone? Long time passing Where have all the flowers gone? Long time ago

Where have all the flowers gone? Young girls have picked them everyone Oh, when will they ever learn? Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the young girls gone? Long time passing Where have all the young girls gone? Long time ago

Where have all the young girls gone? Gone for husbands everyone Oh, when will they ever learn? Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the husbands gone? Long time passing Where have all the husbands gone? Long time ago

Where have all the husbands gone? Gone for soldiers everyone Oh, when will they ever learn? Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the soldiers gone? Long time passing Where have all the soldiers gone? Long time ago

Where have all the soldiers gone? Gone to graveyards, everyone Oh, when will they ever learn? Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the graveyards gone? Long time passing Where have all the graveyards gone? Long time ago

Where have all the graveyards gone? Gone to flowers, everyone Oh, when will they ever learn? Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the flowers gone? Long time passing Where have all the flowers gone? Long time ago

Where have all the flowers gone? Young girls have picked them everyone Oh, when will they ever learn? Oh, when will they ever learn?

Posted January 28, 2014 by markosun in Uncategorized

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