Marlene Dietrich sings Pete Seeger


Dedicated to recently deceased United States singer/songwriter Pete Seeger: this video is of one of his songs, performed by Marlene Dietrich.

The lyrics are:

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

Where have all the flowers gone,
Long time passing,
Where have all the flowers gone,
Long time ago
Where have all the flowers gone,
Young girls picked them every one
When will they ever learn
When will they ever learn

Where have all the young girls gone,
Long time passing,
Where have all the young girls gone,
Long time ago,
Where have all the young girls gone,
gone to young men every one
When will they ever learn
When will they ever learn

Where have all the young men gone,
Long time passing,
Where have all the young men gone,
Long time ago,
Where have all the young men gone,
gone to soldier every one,
When will they ever learn
When will they ever learn

Where have all the soldiers gone,
Long time passing,
Where have all the soldiers gone,
Long time ago,
Where have all the soldiers gone,
Gone to graveyards every one
When will they ever learn
When will they ever learn

Where have all the graveyards gone,
Long time passing,
Where have all the graveyards gone,
Long time ago,
Where have all the graveyards gone,
Gone to flower every one
When will they ever learn
When will they ever learn

Where have all the flowers gone,
Long time passing,
Where have all the flowers gone,
Long time ago
Where have all the flowers gone,
Young girls picked them every one
When will they ever learn
When will they ever learn

In a very real sense all in modern popular music are Pete Seeger‘s children, as the fanzine writer Jon Pankake once pointed out: here.

Pete Seeger: Troubadour of Truth and Justice.” By Amy Goodman: here.

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