RIVERARTS MUSIC TOUR

Study War No More

Gonna lay down my sword and shield, Down by the riverside

Down by the riverside Down by the riverside

Gonna lay down my sword and shield, Down by the riverside

Ain't gonna study war no more.

refrain

I ain't gonna study war no more, I ain't gonna study war no more,

Study war no more.

I ain't gonna study war no more, I ain't gonna study war no more,

Study war no more.

Gonna walk with my friends in peace…

refrain

Gonna shake hands around the world…

Do It Now (tune of Bella Ciao

 

We need to wake up -We need to wise up
We need to open our eyes
And do it now, now, now                                           

We need to build a better future
And we need to start right now

We're on a planet that has a problem
We've got to solve it, get involved
And do it now, now, now

We need to build a better future
And we need to start right now

We'll make it greener (Make it greener)
We'll make it cleaner (We'll make it cleaner)
We'll make it last, make it fast
And do it now, now, now

We need to build a better future
And we need to start right now

No point in waiting or hesitating                              

We must get wise, take no more lies
And do it now, now, now

We need to build a better future
And we need to start right now

Strangest Dream by Ed McCurdy

Last night I had the strangest dream, I never dreamed before

I dreamed the world had all agreed, To put an end to war, I dreamed I saw a mighty room, all filled with women & men

And the paper they were signing said, They’d never fight again

 

And when the paper was all were signed, And a million copies made,

They all joined hands & bowed their heads,And grateful prayers were prayed.

And the people in the streets below, Were dancing round and round.

And swords & guns & uniforms, Were scattered on the ground

 

Last night I had the strangest dream, I never dreamed before, I dreamed the world had all agreed, To put an end to war

Aint Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around

Ain't gonna let nobody turn me around

turn me around, turn me around

Ain't gonna let nobody turn me around

Gonna keep on a walking, keep on a talking

Marching up to freedom land

Ain't gonna let racism turn me around

turn me around, turn me around

Ain't gonna let racism turn me around

Gonna keep on a walking, keep on a talking

Marching up to freedom land

Sexism, homophobia, politicians, ...

Where Have All  The Flowers Gone 

Pete Seeger

 

Where have all the flowers gone

Long time passing

Where have all the flowers gone

Long time ago

Where have all the flowers gone

Children picked them every one

 When will they ever learn

When will they ever learn

Where have all the children gone

Long time passing

Where have all the children gone

Long time ago

Where have all the children 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

Gone to flowers every one

When will they ever learn

Oh When will we ever learn

If I Had a Hammer by Lee Hayes & Pete Seeger

 

If I had a hammer, I'd hammer in the morning

I'd hammer in the evening, All over this land 

I'd hammer out danger, I'd hammer out a warning,

I'd hammer out love between my brothers and my

sisters, All over this land. 

 

If I had a bell, I'd ring it in the morning,…

If I had a song, I'd sing it in the morning,…

 

Well I got a hammer, And I got a bell,

And I got a song to sing, all over this land. 

It's the hammer of Justice, It's the bell of Freedom,

It's the song about Love between my brothers and my

sisters, All over this land.

 

It's the hammer of Justice,It's the bell of Freedom,

It's the song about Love between my brothers and my

sisters, All over this land.

Peace Call 

Woody Guthrie

Chorus:

Peace, peace, peace,
I can hear the bugle sounding,
Roaming around my land, my city and my town;
Peace, peace, peace,
I can hear the horn and voices ring louder,
While my bugle calls for peace.

We Come From the Mountain

We come from the mountain

We come from the mountain

Go back to the mountain

Turn the world around

We come from the mountain

Go back to the mountain

Turn the world around

-Fire - Water- Sky

Imagine (John Lennon)

Imagine there's no heaven

It's easy if you try

No hell below us

Above us, only sky

Imagine all the people

Living for today

Imagine there's no countries

It isn't hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for

And no religion, too

Imagine all the people

Living life in peace

You,You may say I'm a dreamer

But I'm not the only one

I hope someday you'll join us

And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions

I wonder if you can

No need for greed or hunger

A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people

Sharing all the world

You You may say I'm a dreamer

But I'm not the only one

I hope someday you'll join us

And the world will live as one

Glory of Love  (Bobby Hebb)

You gotta give a little, take a little

Let your poor heart break a little

That's the story of, that's the glory of love

You gotta laugh a little, cry a little,

Before the clouds roll by a little.

That's the story of, that's the glory of love.

As long as there's a few of us, 

We've got the world and all it's charms

And when this world is through with us,

We've got each others arms.

You gotta win a little, lose a little,

And always sing the blues a little

That's the story of, that's the glory of love