Flowers of Peace by Pete Seeger Oh the summertime is coming, and the leaves are sweet returning But those flowers of peace, it's for them I'm really yearning Will they bloom, ever bloom? Will they bloom in the springtime? Oh you flowers of peace When the world should be ringtime(?) Will ye bloom, ever bloom? I built my love a bower by a clear, crystal river But the thing her heart desires is a thing I cannot give her Oh providence smiled impassive, while I fell on bended knee Said, the lives of you empires are no more than swarms of bees If you and I would see those flowers, get up and rouse your neighbors When first the seed I'd planted, it takes long and careful labor If you and I would see those flowers, go out and till the fertile soil It will take more than prayers, it takes hard and sweaty toil __________ Obviously to Wild Mountain Thyme see also BRAES SOF
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