Where Have All The Flowers Gone, Pete?

Au Revoir, Pete. It’s been grand. See you in another place, another time — I hope — because I don’t want to live in a world without you.

Always one of your biggest fans,

Bex

Extensive biographical information on the late, great Pete Seeger.

My life goes on in endless song

Above earth’s lamentations,

I hear the real, though far-off hymn

That hails the new creation;

Thru all the tumult and the strife,

I hear the music ringing;

It sounds an echo in my soul,

How can I keep from singing?

Oh tho’ the tempest loudly roars,

I hear the truth, it liveth.

Oh tho’ the darkness ’round me close,

Songs in the night he giveth.

No storm can shake my inmost calm,

While to that rock I’m clinging.

Since love is lord of heaven and earth

How can I keep from singing?

When tyrants tremble in their fear

And hear their death-knell ringing,

When friends rejoice both far and near

How can I keep from singing?

In prison cell and dungeon vile,

Our thoughts to them go winging;

When friends by shame are undefiled,

How can I keep from singing?

It’s in every one of us to be wise;

Find your heart, open up both your eyes.

We can all know every thing without ever knowing why.

It’s in every one of us, by and bye.

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7 Responses to Where Have All The Flowers Gone, Pete?

  1. mz. em says:

    I’m envious of all of you who got to meet Pete and to hear him sing. I listened to his music either from the radio or albums and they were my favorites. He was a great man.

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  2. hil says:

    My mom used to sing to me a lot, and now I realize how many of her songs were actually Pete Seeger songs. I met him at his Clearwater Festival. A hero, in the flesh.

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  3. Listened to him all my life. Wonderful stuff.

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  4. TopsyTurvy says:

    He had some great songs. I’m surprised that he began his singing career in the 1940s!

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  5. Bex says:

    I DID get to see him perform, many years ago in my home town of Marblehead, at Abbot Hall, a historic place. It wasn’t a huge concert hall either, but a small intimate room and we met with Pete afterwards, talked with him, and it was so lovely. A lovely man and one the world cannot afford to do without, I’m afraid.

    At least we still have Arlo…

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  6. I did not get to see him perform, and did not know him; but I knew of him, and of the energy he brought to the world we have lived our lives in. I feel thankful for that.

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  7. l'empress says:

    He’ll always be with us.

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