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People Got To Be Free: Peace Song for 1/29/2012

“People Got To Be Free”, written by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati of The Rascals, is the Peace Song of the Day for Sunday, January 29th.

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The voice of youth: Peace Song for 12/22/2011

Johnny Cash has at least two songs about truth. This one is about young people and the truth. “What Is Truth?” by Johnny Cash is the Peace Song of the Day for 12/22. Thanks to Bill McNulty for bringing our attention to this song. You can listen to Bill’s radio show at lunchtime on Thursdays at WUSB 90.1FM Stony Brook (NY).

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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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The ultimate song about nonviolence: Peace Song for 11/12

“Take It From Dr. King”, by Pete Seeger, is The Peace Song of the Day for November 12th. This song is the ultimate celebration of nonviolent activism for social change. It tells the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, the bus boycott, and The Civil Rights movement. It also has the somewhat tense, but poignantly necessary line, “Drop the gun.”

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We are spirits: Peace Song for 10/29/2011

“We Are Spirits In The Material World” by Sting/The Police is the Peace Song of the Day for October 29th. This song is dedicated to the Occupy Wall Street folks at Liberty Square this evening: May their spirits be stronger than the material of snow, sleet, and hail! Stay strong and warm!

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You Can’t Kill The Spirit: Peace Song for 10/18/2011

Can’t Kill The Spirit” by Naomi Littlebear Morena is the Peace Song of the Day for 10/18/2011, as chosen by Susanna, Duchess of Peace. You can find the words to this song in Duchess Susanna’s favorite, campfire, sing-a-long book, Rise Up Singing.

Everyone should have a copy of this songbook, just in case they find themselves at a folk music jam or a demonstration. You can buy Rise Up Singing at Powell’s Books online: here. (Powell’s is a union shop, and an independent book store.)
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War Is Not The Answer: Peace Song for 10/16/2011

“War Is Not The Answer, Never Was, Never Will”, by Pat Scanlon, is the Peace Song of the Day for Sunday, October 16th. It’s a cheery and hopeful song! Sung below with a whole chorus of Veterans for Peace.

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