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Myths and heroes

The idea of progress

US folk singer and activist Pete Seeger, whose songs included Turn! Turn! Turn! “and If I Had A Hammer, has died at the age of 94.

Pete Seeger, a 20th-century troubadour who inspired and led a renaissance of folk music in the United States with his trademark five-string banjo and songs of love, peace, brotherhood, work and protest, died Monday night after being hospitalized in New York for six days.

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A few quotes from Pete Seeger:

"Songs won't save the planet, but neither will books or speeches."

"I want to turn the clock back to when people lived in small villages and took care of each other."

“It's a very important thing to learn to talk to people you disagree with.”

"Being generous of spirit is a wonderful way to live."


Legendary Folk Singer Pete Seeger Dies at 94

Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen "This Land is Your Land"  

Obama Inaugural Celebration- December 18th, 2009


Pete Seeger also sand "This Land is Your Land" last year at Farm Aid Concert (Farm Aid Concert 2013)

This land is your land

(lyrics by Woody Guthrie)

This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me

As I was walking a ribbon of highway
I saw above me an endless skyway
I saw below me a golden valley
This land was made for you and me


I've roamed and rambled and I've followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts
And all around me a voice was sounding
This land was made for you and me


The sun comes shining as I was strolling
The wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling
The fog was lifting a voice come chanting
This land was made for you and me


As I was walkin' - I saw a sign there
And that sign said - no tress passin'
But on the other side .... it didn't say nothin!
Now that side was made for you and me!


In the squares of the city - In the shadow of the steeple
Near the relief office - I see my people
And some are grumblin' and some are wonderin'
If this land's still made for you and me.

Chorus (2x)


“Learn as if you were to live forever.” Mahatma Gandhi

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