Deep Blue Sea: Peace Song for 10/28/2011

Deep Blue Sea” is the Peace Song of the Day for Friday, October 28th.

The music for “Deep Blue Sea” is traditional. I first learned this song from a Sweet Honey In The Rock tape I used to listen to over and over again. Though, you can also find a really cool version of the song, that emphasizes peace, in my favorite, campfire songbook, Rise Up Singing. Those lyrics, with explicit antiwar sentiments, are by John Bell. The video below is with The Weavers.


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Excerpt of lyrics:

Deep Blue Sea
by John Bell
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Deep blue sea, baby, deep blue sea (3x)
Now there’s peace in all the lands & o’er the deep blue sea…
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Just yesterday the war clouds hung so low (3x) but…
Now there’s peace in all the lands & o’er the deep blue sea…

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The Royal Song of the Day is a project of Duke Augustus and Duchess Susanna, The Duke and Duchess of Peace. The Duke and Duchess recognize that one of the paths to peace is to find soulful and nonviolent entertainment, and to express oneself with art and song.

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