Pete Seeger (1919 – 2014)



  “Passing Through”……………………. 




Passing through. Passing through.

Sometimes happy, Sometimes blue.

Glad that I ran in to you.

Tell the people that you saw me passing through.


I saw Adam leave the garden with an apple in his hand, 

I said, “Now you’re out, what are you gonna do?

Plant some crops and pray for rain, maybe raise a little Cain,

I’m an orphan and I’m only passing through.”


I saw Jesus on the cross on that hill called Calvary.

“Do you hate mankind for what they’ve done to you?”

He said, “Speak of love, not hate. Things to do, it’s getting late,

I’ve so little time and I’m just passing through.”


I shivered with George Washington one night at Valley Forge,

“Why do the soldiers freeze here like they do?”

He said, “Men will suffer, fight, even die for what is right,

Even though they know they’re only passing through.”


I was at Franklin Roosevelt’s side just a while before he died.

He said, “One world must come out of World War Two,

Yankee, Russian, white or tan, Lord, a man is just a man,

We’re all brothers and we’re only passing through.”



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  1. Participation – that’s what’s gonna save the human race.

    Comment by Smokey's Gal — 1.28.2014 @ 11:01 am

  2. An American Legend. He did more for anti war and peace and racial equality that the next 10 added together. And he did it when it wasn’t easy. John Mockler

    Comment by john mockler — 1.28.2014 @ 11:13 am

  3. Thanks Greg for noting the passing of great human being.

    Comment by Les Spahnn — 1.28.2014 @ 12:08 pm

  4. Wow — a sad day for his passing, but a day to rejoice for all he gave us, including a belief that perhaps mankind can actually achieve peace, decency, fairness. A blessing that he was with us for so long and contributing to the end. Lift a glass and a grateful heart tonight, everyone . And, Greg, perfect choice for his tribute – thanks!!!

    Comment by S Carey — 1.28.2014 @ 5:12 pm

  5. I remember listening to his songs such as– We Shall Overcome and Where Have all the Flowers Gone back in the 60’s when I was in high school. Funny how we can remember some of the words of those songs.

    Comment by Aaron Read — 1.28.2014 @ 5:50 pm

  6. The images capture Pete’s incredible spirit. Photo credits please.

    Comment by julie last — 3.11.2014 @ 10:08 am

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