Songs »Where Have All The Flowers Gone

Joan BaezWhen you attend a private school the teachers are bound to be at least one third hippie. How else can I explain singing this classic song at some school concert in kindergarten? Written by Pete Seeger and Joe Hickerson in 1960 with lyrics adapted from a Ukrainian folk song, this became an anthem for the young and disillusioned. The Kingston Trio were the first to record it, followed by Peter Paul and Mary and many, many others.

My favorite version, however, is Joan Baez's available live on the album Very Early Joan. Of course the Marlene Deitrich version is also worth a listen too.

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Posted on April 16, 2007

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