“What Have They Done To The Rain?” by Malvina Reynolds is the Peace Song of the Day for November 5th. I discovered it in a library book called A Folksong History of America by Samuel L. Forcucci. And, there the song was, in my Rise Up Singing songbook, on page 39.
“Andorra” aka “I Want To Go To Andorra” is the Royal Peace Song of the Day for Tuesday, August 16th. The song was written by Malvina Reynolds. Pete Seeger has recorded the song, and added verses. You can find the lyrics in the Rise Up Singing songbook on page 158. And, you can buy a copy of Rise Up Singing at Powell’s book store: here.
Here is a youtube performance of “Andorra” by Raymond Crooke:
Duchess Susanna writes: It amazes me the way that some people will go out and buy exactly the same dress, in exactly the same color, that Duchess Catherine (aka Kate Middleton) wore somewhere. For my own sense of independence and dignity, I would at least want to pick a different color. Though, the exact ones modeled by the princess are the exact ones that get sold out and crash websites.
The idea of all of these women strolling around Great Britain and the United States in the same dress reminded me of what my departed friend, Susan Blake, called “the monoculture”. And, it reminded me of the Malvina Reynolds song “Little Boxes”. The song “Little Boxes” is The Royal Peace Song of the Day. It is can be found on page 2 in Rise Up Singing. (Favorite campfire song book of The Duke and Duchess of Peace.) Continue reading Royal Peace Song of The Day: “Little Boxes” made of ticky tacky→