The Royal Song of the Day for Thursday, September 1st is “I Didn’t Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier” by Leo Feist. You can find the lyrics to this song in the Rise Up Singing songbook, on page 160.
This is the tweet that started the concept of #AfghanistanTuesday on Twitter:
Let’s get the tweets rolling to end this ten-year war. The cost of all these wars are destroying the US. The US needs to leave now!
Until the US leaves Afghanistan, tweet every Tuesday: Continue reading #AfghanistanTuesday
Where Have All The Flowers Gone is the Royal Song of the Day for Tuesday, August 9th. You can find the lyrics at Rise Up Singing on page 165.
Below are a few video samples of Pete Seeger singing this song he wrote…
Pete Seeger singing “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”, on stage with his grandson, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger and with Arlo Guthrie. As posted at an Arlo family Youtube channel:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXqTf8DU6a0] Continue reading Royal Song of the Day: Tuesday 8/9/2011
Merging two stories in the news — the S&P downgrading and the loss of 38 US personnel in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan — the song for the day is “We Hate To See Them Go” by Malvina Reynolds. The song is on Rise Up Singing., page 187. It is about a dream that “the bankers & the diplomats” would be the ones to go to war.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdOQESKGenY] Continue reading Royal Song of the Day: Saturday 8/6/2011
Duchess Susanna writes: Oh, well. The Duke and Duchess of Peace strive to bring you at least one, new item about peace and justice everyday. Though, we both also have day jobs. So, we didn’t get to the Song of the Day yesterday. Apologies.
Still, we want to keep the song calendar going. So, here is some catch-up… Continue reading Strangest dream of peace: The Royal Peace Song of the Day, 8/4/2011
Duchess Susanna writes: With a lot of bad, sad news in the headlines, I wanted to find a hopeful song. The video above shows the Eugene Peace Choir, from Oregon, performing “Peace Is” by Fred Small.
If you want to sing the song, yourself, you can find the lyrics in Rise Up Singing, on page 163. A sample of the lyrics: Continue reading Royal Song of the Day: Thursday 7/28/11
“Study War No More” is the Royal Song of the Day. It’s a classic (well, make that a “traditional”, identified as a Black Spiritual). And, the song can be found in Rise Up Singing on page 163.
Here is a youtube video of Mahalia Jackson singing “Study War No More“:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nASMNYM8tn8] Continue reading “I ain’t gonna study war no more”: Peace Song for 7/19/2011