“O Had I A Golden Thread” by Pete Seeger is the Peace Song of the Day for 10/17/2011. You can find the words to this song on page 31 of the Rise Up Singing group songbook.
We are sharing two videos for this song. The video below is a young man playing the song on baritone uke. The second video, at the bottom of the post, is the song performed as a duet by Joan Baez and Judy Collins.
The Royal Song of the Day is “All the Weary Mothers” by Joan Baez. You can find this song in Rise Up Singing on page 114. The first verse beings, “All the weary mothers of the earth will finally rest…”. The last stanza is a dream about no more wars.
Duchess Susanna writes:
This song is dedicated to two people with whom I had interesting conversations today: One person was a mother, and the other person was a friend, helping a friend.