The Royal Song of the Day is “Be Kind To Your Web Footed Friends“. You can find the lyrics in Rise Up Singing on page 70. Susanna, Duchess of Peace, chose this song to follow the thread of loving the earth, and to honor the unusual sighting of a pod of 200 dolphins in Long Island Sound. More about that story: here.
“Be Kind To Your Web Footed Friends” is sung to the tune of “Stars & Stripes Forever”. And, the whimsical, web-footed verse is actually much more famous, and much more peaceful, than the official lyrics of the march.
Chamber music version
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAhOLNgfdKk&NR=1] Continue reading Royal Song of the Day: Saturday 8/13/2011
The Royal Song of the Day for Thursday, August 11th is “Auprès De Ma Blonde”.
There are two reasons for choosing this song. First, it is about the joy of being near the one you love. In order to stay peaceful, it is helpful to have support, and to nurture the relationships around you. Second, singing in another language is sometimes a way to relax, and also to open up your thinking and imagination in a magic way. Continue reading Royal Song of the Day: Thursday 8/11/2011
The Royal Song of the Day for Wednesday, August 10th is “Blackbird” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. You can find the words to this song in Rise Up Singing on page 114.
“Blackbird singing in the dead of night / Take these broken wings and learn to fly…”
This weekend marked the anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima. Here on Long Island, South Country Peace Group and the peace community held an event in Bellport.
The Royal Song of the Day for 8/8/2011 is “I Come and Stand”, which is also sometimes known as “Dead Little Girl of Hiroshima”. The lyrics can be found in the Rise Up Singing songbook on page 160.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vZ0KgLifjI] Continue reading Little children and nuclear energy: Peace Song of the Day for 8/8/2011
Do you have friends who busk? We do. Buskers play music on sidewalks for free, and for the occasional compliment or tip. It’s raining on Long Island. It seems like the kind of day where people should share music for free, and try to entertain each other. So…
The Royal Song of the Day is “He Played Real Good For Free” by Joni Mitchell. You can find it in the Rise Up Singing songbook on page 24. Video below of Joni Mitchell singing her song:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StugAUy7hsc] Continue reading Royal Song of the Day: Sunday 8/7/2011
Great video for this one! “The Soup Song”
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lSEsfg13eA] Continue reading Wealth and Poverty: Peace Song of the Day for 8/5/2011
Duchess Susanna writes: Oh, well. The Duke and Duchess of Peace strive to bring you at least one, new item about peace and justice everyday. Though, we both also have day jobs. So, we didn’t get to the Song of the Day yesterday. Apologies.
Still, we want to keep the song calendar going. So, here is some catch-up… Continue reading Strangest dream of peace: The Royal Peace Song of the Day, 8/4/2011