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Peter, Paul and Mary (often PP&M) are a musical group from the United States, and were
one of the most successful folk-singing groups of the 1960s. The trio is composed of
Peter Yarrow, Noel “PaulStookey and Mary Travers.
The group was created and managed by Albert Grossman, who sought to create a folk
“supergroup” by bringing together “a tall blonde (Mary Travers), a funny guy (Paul
Stookey) and a good looking guy (Peter Yarrow)”. He launched the group in 1961,
booking them at the The Bitter End”, a coffee house and popular folk venue in New
York City‘s Greenwich Village. They recorded their first album, “Peter, Paul and Mary”,
the following year. The trio became political activists for their commitment to peace in
Central America and for supporting musically and personally the peace and social justice
movement in America. They were awarded the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience on
September 1st, 1990
Tell me why you’re crying, my son
I know you’re frightened, like everyone
Is it the thunder in the distance you fear?
Will it help if I stay very near?
I am here.
And if you take my hand my son
All will be well when the day is done.
And if you take my hand my son
All will be well when the day is done.
Day is done, Day is done
Day is done, Day is done
Do you ask why I’m sighing, my son?
You shall inherit what mankind has done.
In a world filled with sorrow and woe
If you ask me why this is so, I really don’t know.
Tell me why you’re smiling my son
Is there a secret you can tell everyone?
Do you know more than men that are wise?
Can you see what we all must disguise
through your loving eyes?

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