My thanks to my Taikunping on www.gaia.com for the following listing:
We need the inspiration of music to help fulfill the dream of world peace. As union organizer Joe Hill said, “A pamphlet, no matter how good, is never read more than once. But a song is learned by heart and repeated over and over.”
My top Ten Peace Songs
1. “Come the Day” by Bruce Woodley, performed by The Seekers
2. “A Thousand Years of Peace” by Alchemy VII
3. “Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream” by Ed McCurdy, first performed by the Weavers and hundreds of performers like Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Kingston Trio, Simon and Garfunkel, and The Limeliters
4. “Under the Rainbow” by Earth Mama on her Under the Rainbow Album
5. “Let There be Peace on Earth” – a hymn first composed for the United Nations
6. “My Rainbow Race” by Pete Seeger
7. “Peace Must Come” by Priscilla Herdman on her Darkness Into Light Album (see also the terrific “Walls and Windows” on the same album).
8. “Earth” by David Roth on his album Rising in Love and performed by Kim and Reggie Harris, from their Simplicity album.
9. “No Weapons, No Wars” by Elliott Madriss on his Cherish the Earth album.
10. “Simple song of Freedom” by Bobby Darrin
10. “God Bless the World” by Greg Jones
Here’s more about those and other favorite songs on the theme of world peace and understanding – and below that list, some important Anti-War Songs:
This posting of hers and a string of related comments came in response to my blog and poem United We Sing.