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Lyr Add: Well May the World Go (Pete Seeger)

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BIG MUDDY
DON'T ASK WHAT A RIVER IS FOR
FLOWERS OF PEACE
I MIND MY OWN BUSINESS
MRS. ROOSEVELT
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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marla 24 Feb 97 - 11:39 AM
dani 24 Feb 97 - 04:59 PM
Becky Bernson - RJB@pacificcoast.net 24 Feb 97 - 06:35 PM
marla 24 Feb 97 - 06:45 PM
raredance 12 May 00 - 09:35 PM
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Subject: Lyrics for: Well may the world go
From: marla
Date: 24 Feb 97 - 11:39 AM

I am looking for the lyrics to a song. I am pretty sure the title is: "Well may the World Go." I am also pretty sure that it was done (long ago) by Pete Seeger, perhaps on banjo?? I would really, really appreciate getting a hold of the the words. There do not happen to be alot of resources for music in this town. Library loan can take up to a month or more, so if someone would print it here or tell me what database, and where, it would really help a lot!! Thanks, marla (Archer@mufn.org)


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for: Well may the world go
From: dani
Date: 24 Feb 97 - 04:59 PM

There's a terrific Pete Seeger Appreciation page that has links to the lyrics of many songs Pete does. The address escapes me now. If you can't find it there, post again because I'll be at my library Wednesday and I'm sure I can find it.


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Subject: Lyr Add: WELL MAY THE WORLD GO (Pete Seeger)
From: Becky Bernson - RJB@pacificcoast.net
Date: 24 Feb 97 - 06:35 PM

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.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for: Well may the world go
From: marla
Date: 24 Feb 97 - 06:45 PM

**THANK YOU BECKY!!!**


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Subject: Well May the World Go ^^
From: raredance
Date: 12 May 00 - 09:35 PM

This add was triggered by the contemporaneous post about "Keel Row III" which is a version of "Weel May The Keel Row". The more common version of "Weel May The Keel Row" is already in the DT (search: [keel row]). Pete Seeger was inspired by this song to write the song "Well May the World Go". I couldn't find Seeger's lyrics in the DT.

WELL MAY THE WORLD GO
(Pete Seeger, 1973)

CHORUS:
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.

CH:

Sweet may the fiddle sound
The banjo play the old hoe down
Dancers swing round and round
When I'm far away.

CH

Fresh may the breezes blow
Clear may the streams flow
Blue above, green below
When I'm far away.

CH

Pete has it recorded on his "Banks of Marble" album and on "Together" with Arlo Guthrie.

rich r ^^


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