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Hey, Pete Seeger!

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Hey, Pete Seeger!


Do you know the path to freedom,
do you know the road to peace,
do you know the value of truth and wisdom -
let’s bind our hands across the land.

Do you know how to love your brother,
do you know how to understand,
do you realize that you live only once -
let’s fill the world with love and joy.

The world is in a state of sorrow,
poverty, wars and hate abound;
let us stop all of these philosophizing,
let’s sing the song of peace instead.

The world is in a state of sorrow,
poverty, wars and hate abound;
let us stop all of these philosophizing,
let’s sing the song of peace instead.

     (Dedicated to Pete Seeger)

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  1. Date: 4/29/2011 1:00:00 AM
    I hate to love this one :) Cheers to PeteySeeGZ! ~JSLambert

  1. Date: 12/15/2009 6:00:00 PM
    Great tribute to Pete Seeger! One of my favorites! Peace and love, Audrey

  1. Date: 12/3/2009 3:07:00 PM
    A very fine and fitting tribute to Pete Seeger, one of our musical icons. His work will never be forgotten. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/28/2009 6:44:00 AM
    Well! My friend, what a wonderful tribute to a GREAT, poet and songwriter. He forever lives on. You are also a great poet, my friend. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 8/16/2009 8:46:00 AM
    Well done , Freddie Seegar Dylan Cash Parton O'Donnell . So sad our pal Les Paul passed away recently : no strings attached !!! ...

  1. Date: 7/18/2009 12:42:00 PM
    Great write, Wilfredo. You pose many questions, just as Seeger does. If we reach across the land, singing songs of peace and filling the world with love and joy, perhaps we can correct some of the ills that impact our society today. I share your disdain for poverty, war and hate, but your poem offers a path for hope. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/17/2009 6:17:00 PM
    Hey Fred, decided to read this one again. It is really excellent and very beautiful. I say even worth re-posting, like many others no doubt about it. Do you have this to music too? Just wondering. Okie dokie for now. Love, me

  1. Date: 3/27/2009 6:37:00 PM
    I love the last lines of all the stanzas. they really make a wonderful statement. Good write Fred.

  1. Date: 2/2/2009 7:17:00 PM
    Old Pete is still performing. He sang in New York not long ago. Nice tribute piece. Yours Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 1/29/2009 5:25:00 PM
    Great write, Fred! And, to your request to "sing the song of peace instead", I say, "AMEN"! Donna G.

  1. Date: 1/29/2009 2:08:00 PM
    Awesome dedication Fred. Love your connection to all music. I appreciate and enjoy so many of your comments too, especially the one you wrote on Donna's blog today. Love & peace Wilfredo! Hugs, Shar

  1. Date: 1/29/2009 1:04:00 PM
    We heard him in concert one time, when he was touring college campus's during the Viet Nam era. His music had a purpose. A nice dedication. ~ Love, Carrie