“Turn, Turn, Turn” by Pete Seeger is the Peace Song of the Day for November 8th. (Yes, dear readers, I missed a couple of days and am playing catch up!) You can find the words to “Turn, Turn, Turn” — which are adapted from The Bible, Book of Ecclesiastes — on page 228 of the Rise Up Singing songbook.
I am dedicating this song to everyone who feels funny, anxious, excited, or depressed by the changing of seasons and the clocks being adjusted. Take care of yourself, talk to someone if you need to, and realize it is all part of a glorious cycle!
Susanna, Duchess of Peace writes: I designed The Royal Peace Song of the Day project partly to give myself some self discipline in posting regularly to this website. It has worked in some measure. Though, I guess I have not perfected the task, since this is not the first time I am publishing a song of the day for yesterday, today.
In honor of the poignant striving inside my failure, the Peace Song of the Day for yesterday, September 3rd, is “Yesterday” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. You can find the lyrics to this song in the “Hard Times and Blues” section of the Rise Up Singing songbook, on page 106. I can guess that someone, somewhere in the world, actually sang that song yesterday!
“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.