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“Where Have All The Flowers Gone” . . . . by Pete Seeger . . . Ukulele Chord/Melody arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch . . . contained in the Chord/Melody eBook THREE (now reduced to just $20.00)

August 21, 2016

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Flower Blog HeaderPeter, Paul & Mary performing Where Have All The Flowers Gone”

We learn from Wikipedia that “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” is a modern folk-style song. The melody and the first three verses were written by Pete Seeger in 1955 and   published in Sing Out! magazine. Additional verses were added by Joe Hickerson in May 1960, who turned it into a circular song. Its rhetorical “where?” and meditation on death place the song in the ubi sunt tradition. In 2010, the New Statesman listed it as one of the “Top 20 Political Songs”.

The 1964 release of the song as a Columbia Records 45 single, 13-33088, by Pete Seeger was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 in the Folk category.

This is by far one of the easiest of my Chord/Melody pieces. . . It involves no barring so the left hand fingering is quite…

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