Flowers of Peace

by Golden Tree Story

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This is an Irish/Scottish tune, known as Wild Mountain Thyme or Will you go Lassie, go? with adapted lyrics by folk-singer, Pete Seeger - it's one of my favorites, found in a book called, "Songs for Peace." (used by permission) I recently noticed as I've been singing this tune for a few years now, I've actually adapted the melody and lyrics ever so slightly too. That's the way of folk music I guess!

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Flowers of Peace

well 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
those flowers of peace
when the world should be in ringtime
will they bloom, ever bloom

i built my love a bower
on a crystal flowing river
but the things she desires
are things I cannot give her

will they bloom, ever bloom
will they bloom in the springtime
those flowers of peace
when the world should be in ringtime
will they bloom, ever bloom

if you and I should see those flowers
then go and tell your neighbors
when the first seed is planted
it takes hard and careful labor

then they'll bloom, ever bloom
they will bloom in the springtime
those flowers of peace
then the world will be in ringtime
then they'll bloom, ever bloom

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released March 1, 2011
the Golden Tree Story:
Cynthia Marie, guitar/voice, Cameron Peace, guitar, Rachel Sage, violin/voice, Birch Pereira, bass, David Bush, drums

performed/recorded live (rough mix) by Michael Connolly at Empty Sea Studios

photo: Roundrock, TX, by Cynthia Marie Dillard

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