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Thread #858 Message #2520
Posted By: Becky Bernson - RJB@pacificcoast.net
24-Feb-97 - 06:35 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Well May the World Go (Pete Seeger)
Subject: Lyr Add: WELL MAY THE WORLD GO (Pete Seeger)
I learned this lovely set of words to the old Scottish tune “Keel Row" from Mike Marker, now of Bellingham, WA. They are indeed written by Pete Seeger:
Well may the world go, the world go, the world go.
Well may the world go, when I'm far away.
Well may the skiers turn, the swimmers churn, the lovers burn,
Peace may the generals learn, when I'm far away.
Well may the fiddle sound, the banjo play, the old hoedown.
The dancers swinging round ‘n’ round when I'm far away.
Clear may the rivers flow, fresh may the breezes blow,
Blue above and green below, when I'm far away.