“One Brick at a Time”, from the musical Barnum, is the Royal Peace Song of the Day for Friday, September 23rd.
Duchess Susanna saw the play Barnum, off-Broadway, when she was a young thing. And, she has always been inspired by the music. In between a more complex plot, the play Barnum has uplifting songs about dreaming, hope, and choosing paths in life.
The Peace Song of the Day, as chosen by Duchess Susanna, is “One Man’s Hands“. The music is by Pete Seeger. The lyrics are by Alex Comfort. You can find all the words at Rise Up Singing on page 241.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YF0CH_CZPw] Continue reading Peace Song of the Day 9/15/2011: One Man’s Hands
“Turning of the World” by Ruth Pelham is the Peace Song of the Day for Wednesday, August 24th. Duchess Susanna chooses a Royal Peace Song for every day of the year. You can find the lyrics to “Turning of the World”, and many more songs for peace, in the Rise Up Singing songbook on page 242.
As some of you may have noticed, this is the second announcement of a song of the day for today. The Duchess erred, and posted a duplicate choice previously.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIzhfeTXTAU] Continue reading Peace Song of the Day (revised): Wed. 8/24/2011
“I Ain’t Marchin’ Anymore” by Phil Ochs is The Royal Peace Song of the Day for Monday, August 15th. You can find the lyrics in the Rise Up Singing songbook on page 159 in the Peace section. You can purchase a copy of Rise Up Singing, filled with lots of songs about peace and justice, at Powell’s Books: here.
An excerpt from the lyrics… Continue reading Only march for peace!: Peace Song of the Day for Monday 8/15/2011