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Thread #98015   Message #1935855
Posted By: Joe Offer
13-Jan-07 - 11:19 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Seeger's 'All My Children of the Sun'
Subject: RE: Origins: Seeger's 'All My Children of the Sun'
Hi, Joe -
for the sake of discussion, I added the lyrics from the link to your post. The best darn book about Pete Seeger songs is his Where Have All the Flowers Gone? - A Singer's Stories, Songs, Seeds, & Robberies (edited by Peter Blood Sing Out! - 1993). Here's what Pete says about the song:Most of the time, the book gives wonderful background stories for songs, but I have to say that this is one time when Pete's explanation of a song is a bit cryptic. Since he says it's an "allegory," I would suppose it's fictional - but maybe not necessarily so.
Interesting question, although I can't say this is one of my favorite Pete Seeger songs.

-Joe Offer-