By Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist
Please don’t miss the accompanying video, it is beyond touching!
The song, written by Pete Seeger as a call for peace during the Vietnam War. Seeger’s lyrics show how war and suffering can by cyclical in nature: girls pick flowers, men pick girls, men go to war and fill graves with their dead which get covered with flowers.
The folk group Peter, Paul And Mary began playing this, and when The Kinston Trio saw them perform it in concert, they recorded it the next day.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message.
Remember the words from the song…
“Where have all the flowers gone?
…long time passing…. ”
Have you ever wondered what happened
To all those really cute and crazy,
Barefoot, young hippie chicks (Below)