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Thread #124449 Message #2748416
Posted By: Mark Ross
19-Oct-09 - 08:37 PM
Thread Name: Origins: 'Where Have All the Flowers Gone?'
Subject: RE: Folklore: 'Where Have All the Flowers Gone?'
The song was written by Pete from a reference in Mikhail Sholokov's AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON. Therein is quoted an old Cossack folksong which later became the song we all know. Pete only wrote 3 verses, the others were added by Joe Hickerson. Max Coplet wrote the German translation.