[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-aaHYzWuqQ] Continue reading Never kill another man: Peace Song of the Day for 4/9
“Protest Song”, as performed by the bands Anti-Flag and Donots, is the Peace Song of the Day for February 4th.
This song has a more punk flavor than most of the Peace Songs we feature. Always fun to try something new.
“What Did You Learn In School Today?” by Tom Paxton is the Peace Song of the Day for January 31st. How does your child’s school present war and the military?
You can find lyrics, chords, and resources for this song in the Rise Up Singing songbook on page 6.
Duke Augustus: Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos) by Woody Guthrie. This song was chosen from Duchess Susanna’s copy of Rise Up Singing . This poem was written by Guthrie in response to the 1948 plane crash. Over 60 years later, we are still fighting the same battle. Ten years latter, Martin Hoffman wrote the music. Pete Seeger and Woody’s son, Arlo, have popularized the song. Unfortunately, the racist attitudes in this song are as common today as they were when they were written 60 years ago.
This is video is a little shaky, but worth it to hear Arlo explain about how his father wrote the song: Continue reading Peace Song of the Day: Sunday 7/17/2011