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Lyr Add: One World (born of all nations) [Samuels]

GUEST,Little Robyn 31 Jul 14 - 07:12 PM
Joe Offer 31 Jul 14 - 08:08 PM
Little Robyn 31 Jul 14 - 09:02 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: One world, born of all nations
From: GUEST,Little Robyn
Date: 31 Jul 14 - 07:12 PM

Many years ago I knew this song but I've lost it. I thought it was one of Pete Seeger's but I've looked through all my old records and can't find it. I've also checked Guy Carawan, Tom Paxton, Bob Gibson and several others who might have been singing peace songs back in the 60s but no luck.
Mr Google can't find it and unless it has a different title, Mudcat can't find it either.
I don't think I'm just dreaming it. Does anyone else remember it?

The chorus is:
One world, born of all nations,
One world, someday there'll be,
One world, free of oppression,
Waiting for you and for me.

Even if you can just remember who sang it, then maybe I can locate the record. I'm sure it was a male voice - I can still hear it in my head.
Thanks,
Robyn


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Subject: ADD: One World
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Jul 14 - 08:08 PM

Hi, Robyn -
It's on a 1956 Smithsonian/Folkways album, Man of the Whole Wide World, by Art Samuels and the Montréal Youth Singers.

ONE WORLD
(Art Samuels)

You may talk of a world that's divided,
You may say that it always must be,
But in millions of hearts there's a yearning,
For a world we may yet live to see…

CHORUS
One world, born of all nations,
One world someday there'll be,
One world, free of oppression,
Waiting for you and for me.

Though I cannot cross all the oceans,
Some lands seem remote as the stars,
There's pleasure enough in just knowing
The hands of friendship reach far.

I dreamed of a great golden river
That flowed into far distant shores,
It melted the boundaries of nations
And made them one evermore.

The shackles of slavery are bursting,
The yoke of oppression must cease,
The birth of a new age is dawning,
Bright with the promise of peace.

Don't ask for a world that is perfect,
For such fervent dreams may not be,
Just help build a world that is better,
Where people can live and be free.


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: One World (born of all nations) [Samuels]
From: Little Robyn
Date: 31 Jul 14 - 09:02 PM

Thanks Joe. Got it!
So Art Samuels wrote it over 50 years ago?
It's still relevant today.
Robyn


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