Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Byrds: Turn! Turn! Turn!

The Byrds sing this classic rock anthem "Turn! Turn! Turn!" Pete Seeger wrote it in 1959, based on the biblical book Ecclesiastes. The Byrds, an American folk rock group, recorded it in 1965, after which it became an international hit. There is time for everything; "A time for peace, I swear it's not too late."

You can listen to the song here in one of their first public performances on October 19, 1965.
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Turn! Turn! Turn!
by Pete Seeger

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

A time to build up,a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

A time of love, a time of hate
A time of war, a time of peace
A time you may embrace, a time to refrain from embracing

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to rend, a time to sew
A time for love, a time for hate
A time for peace, I swear it's not too late