Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

Where have all the flowers gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the flowers gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the flowers gone?
Girls have picked them every one
When will they ever learn?
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?
Taken husbands every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the young men gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the young men gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the young men gone?
Gone for soldiers every one
When will they ever learn?
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 every one
When will they ever learn?
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?
Covered with flowers every one
When will we ever learn?
When will we ever learn?

--- Pete Seeger and Joe Hickerson

2 comments:

  1. Based on Mikhail Sholokhov (1928-1940) serialized "And Quiet flows the Don".

    tk

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  2. Ron:

    Just to letcha know, I've added your blog to my blogroll. I'm at The Writr's Daily Grind, which is at:

    http://www.writersdailygrind.blogspot.com


    Interesting about "Where Have All the Flowers Gone". I knew it came from Quiet Flows the Don, too.
    Anne G

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