I feel weary…

This was first posted in October 2017

I feel weary a lot since June 2016. It has never been harder for me to hold onto hope. Hope for a better world. Hope for healing. Hope for love & peace.

Those are the days when I go back to music and to those songs which came before us:

video source: walkalone19 via YouTube

It is hard to see that the hope of this song still has no reality in this universe:

ALL THE WEARY MOTHERS OF THE EARTH
( PEOPLE’S UNION # 1)

(Words and Music by Joan Baez)

All the weary mothers of the earth will finally rest
We will take their babies in our arms and do our best
When the sun is low upon the field
To love and music they will yield
And the weary mothers of the earth shall rest

And the farmer on his tractor and beside his plow
Will stand there in confusion as we wet his brow
With the tears of all the businessmen
Who see what they have done to him
And the weary farmers of the earth shall rest

And the aching workers of the world again shall sing
These words in mighty choruses to all will bring
“We shall no longer be the poor
For no one owns us anymore”
And the workers of the world again shall sing

And when the soldiers burn their uniforms in every land
The foxholes at the borders will be left unmanned
General, when you come for the review
The troops will have forgotten you
And the men and women of the earth shall rest

© 1971, 1972 Chandos Music (ASCAP)

Resource: joanbaez.com

4 thoughts on “I feel weary…

    1. I think it was very popular in the 50’s and 60’s with all the human rights struggles but other Joan Baez songs were more popular later on. Thanks for stopping by 😚🙋‍♀️🐝

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