WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE

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  • WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE
    Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” is a folk song of the 1960s written by Pete Seeger
    and Joe Hickerson. Seeger found inspiration for the song while on his way to a concert.
    Leafing through his notebook he saw the passage, “Where are the flowers, the girls have
    plucked them. Where are the girls, they’ve all taken husbands. Where are the men, they’re
    all in the army.” The Kingston Trio recorded the song in 1962 and claimed authorship,
    but they took their name off when Seeger asked them to; their single reached #21 on the
    charts. Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez and The Countrymen all recorded it as a popular
    folk song. Country singer Dolly Parton has also recorded a rendition of the song, in her
    2005 album entitled Those Were the Days”.
    Where have all the flowers gone?
    Long time passing
    Where have all the flowers gone?
    Long time ago
    Where have all the flowers gone?
    Girls have 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?
    Taken husbands 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 for soldiers 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?
    Covered with flowers every one
    When will we ever learn?
    When will we ever learn?