“This Train”, a traditional song, often played by Woody Guthrie and Johnny Cash, is the Peace Song of the Day for January 3rd. You can find the lyrics and chords to this song in the Rise Up Singing songbook on page 97. This is another song which has religious words and a gospel flavor, but has spoken to people of all faiths and non-faiths over the years.
A really cool version from the Railroad Revival Tour:
Gonna Get Through This World is the Peace Song of the Day for 11/28/2011. The lyrics were written by Woody Guthrie in 1945. The words were put to music by Lisa Gutkin of The Klezmatics in 2003. Arlo Guthrie and family performed this song at Carnegie Hall this past Saturday, November 26, 2011.
Worried Occupation Blues is the Peace Song of the Day for Sunday, November 27, 2011. This song is based on the traditional song, Worried Man Blues. Kimberly added new lyrics. Then, Kimberly and Ian sang it on Youtube as a kind of teaching tape. We are hoping that some more polished singers will pick up the idea, and maybe make their own videos. Continue reading Worried Occupation Blues: Peace Song for 11/27/2011→
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The video below is a wonderful way to explain Occupy Wall Street, and all of the occupations around the country, to children. A parent asked some of the occupiers to describe Occupy Wall Street to their six-year-old daughter.