Life and time: Peace Song for 12/2/2011 (catch-up)

My Grandfather’s Clock Lyrics“, a song written in 1876 by Henry Clay Work, is the Peace Song of the Day for December 2nd. (Yup…needing to catch up again, busy weekend…). You can find the lyrics to this song in our favorite campfire book, Rise Up Singing, in the Time section, page 224.

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This song is yet another example of a song chosen as “Peace Song of the Day”, which does not immediately reference peace. We chose this song, because reflecting on our humanity, and the amount of time we have to enjoy and do good in this world, is part of a peaceful life. And, because the song contains not a whisper of violence. Below is an excerpt from the lyrics.

And, after the lyrics, a bonus video. Because this song is so old and dear, many musicians have performed it, and it has become a Bluegrass standard. Hope you might enjoy the really cool version by The Bluegrass Brothers, doing three back-to-back bass solos on this song. It’s hot!

Excerpt from lyrics:

Grandfather’s Clock

…It was bought on the morn of the day that he was born
And was always his treasure and pride
But it stopped, short never to go again
When the old man died…

Bluegrass Brothers
“Grandfather’s Clock”
Instrumental with bass solos

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