Wednesday, November 27, 2019

To Every Season-Turn-Turn-Turn



Pete Seeger, famous folk singer, composer, and social activist,  wrote this in the late 1950s.

Turn Turn Turn Pete Seeger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbPl91kTFro

The most beautiful rendition:

JUDY COLLINS - Turn Turn Turn (1966 )


And, the version I grew up on-with the twelve string Rickenbacker-

The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn! (Live)


Except for a few lines, the lyrics are from the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible.

To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time to every purpose, under heaven
A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep
To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time to every purpose, under heaven
A time to build up, a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together
To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time to every purpose, under heaven
A time of love, a time of hate
A time of war, a time of peace
A time you may embrace, a time to refrain from embracing
To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time to every purpose, under heaven
A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to rend, a time to sew
A time for love, a time for hate
A time for peace, I swear it's not too late

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