The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #23567   Message #262477
Posted By: Joe Offer
21-Jul-00 - 09:32 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Turn, Turn, Turn (Pete Seeger)
Subject: Vanity of Vanities
"Turn Turn Turn" (except for those three words) comes from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.
I wonder if anybody has tried to make a song out of the beginning of Ecclesiastes:
Vanity of Vanities, saith the Preacher,
Vanity of Vanities, all is vanity.
Don't ponder that too long...

So, tell me, what the heck do the words "turn, turn, turn" have to do with the rest of the song?

-Joe Offer, suffering a sizzling Sacramento summer-