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Lyr Req: Looking for a Pete Seeger song

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BIG MUDDY
DON'T ASK WHAT A RIVER IS FOR
FLOWERS OF PEACE
I MIND MY OWN BUSINESS
MY GET UP AND GO HAS GOT UP AND WENT
MY OLD BROWN EARTH
OH, HAD I A GOLDEN THREAD
OLD DEVIL TIME
ONE GRAIN OF SAND
PRECIOUS FRIEND
QUITE EARLY MORNING
SAILING DOWN MY DIRTY STREAM
SAILING DOWN MY GOLDEN RIVER
SOUR CREAM
TURN, TURN, TURN or TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON
WALKING DOWN DEATH ROW
WELL MAY THE WORLD GO


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GUEST 26 Aug 16 - 03:07 PM
Thomas Stern 26 Aug 16 - 06:28 PM
EBarnacle 27 Aug 16 - 11:52 AM
GUEST 27 Aug 16 - 01:51 PM
Mark Ross 27 Aug 16 - 07:52 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Looking for a Pete Seeger song
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Aug 16 - 03:07 PM

I've just finished watching the "Song and A Stone" documentary about Pete. In the film,Pete sings a song with the lyrics:

Here I am, here I am, here I'll stand
Though I'm told it's stolen land
Too long, too long I've been a rover
The time for stealing is over

I can't find out anything else about this song, can someone help me out?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Looking for a Pete Seeger song
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 26 Aug 16 - 06:28 PM

the following found at: http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=498
perhaps this relates to your question....
Best wishes, Thomas.

At Resurrection City, the Washington, D.C. shantytown set up as part of the Poor People's Campaign in 1968, Pete Seeger and an Afro-American singer named Jimmy Collier were about to sing this. Lakotah spiritual leader Henry Crow Dog came up and poked Collier in the chest saying "Hey, you're both wrong. It belongs to me." Collier respectfully asked "Should we not sing it?" Crow Dog smiled and replied "No, it's okay. Go ahead and sing it. As long as we are all down here together to get something done!"

Seeger was profoundly affected by the incident and spoke of it often, saying he had a hard time performing the song after that. Each time he played it, he would repeat the story about Chief Crow Dog and add a verse about the theft of Indian land, composed by activist Carolyn "Cappy" Israel.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Looking for a Pete Seeger song
From: EBarnacle
Date: 27 Aug 16 - 11:52 AM

As one who sang with Pete a lot, I never heard this verse although it seems to go with This Land is Your Land. We sang TLIYL a lot, though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Looking for a Pete Seeger song
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Aug 16 - 01:51 PM

The melody didn't sound like This Land Is Your Land. Did Pete ever perform songs in concert he hadn't recorded?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Looking for a Pete Seeger song
From: Mark Ross
Date: 27 Aug 16 - 07:52 PM

The song Pete & Jimmy were set to sing was THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND. I was there when that happened. Somehow I ended up with a shack all to myself, and when Pete came down with Toshi & Tinya I turned it over to them for the week they were there. I moved into the Highlander tent.

Mark Ross


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