1/11/16 – Pete Seeger – Where Have All The Flowers Gone? – Live In Sweden – 1968

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pete-seeger-where-have-all-the-flowers-goneWhere Have All the Flowers Gone? is one of the most memorable anti-war songs conceived by one of the most famous protest singers and activists, Pete Seeger, together with Joe Hickerson. The song is based on an old Russian Folk song, the first three verses were written by Seeger with more verses added by Hickerson.

Possibly made most famous by Peter Paul and Mary, the song has been covered many times including a version by Marlene Dietrich in German that made it to No.36 in the German charts. Dietrich also sang it in English and French.

Seeger famous for his time in The Weavers had multiple hits in the fifties. He died in 2014 at the age of 94.

Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing?
Where have all the flowers gone, long time ago?
Where have all the flowers gone?
Young girls have picked them everyone
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the young girls gone, long time passing?
Where have all the young girls gone, long time ago?
Where have all the young girls gone?
Gone for husbands everyone
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the husbands gone, long time passing?
Where have all the husbands gone, long time ago?
Where have all the husbands gone?
Gone for soldiers everyone
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the soldiers gone, long time passing?
Where have all the soldiers gone, long time ago?
Where have all the soldiers gone?
Gone to graveyards, everyone
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the graveyards gone, long time passing?
Where have all the graveyards gone, long time ago?
Where have all the graveyards gone?
Gone to flowers, everyone
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Seeger

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Hickerson

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where_Have_All_the_Flowers_Gone%3F

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