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Encyclopedia > Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
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Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)

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"Turn, Turn, Turn" is a song written by Pete Seeger and popularized circa 1965 in a 45 rpm single by The Byrds; it was also the title and first track of their second LP. It is commonly interpreted as an admonishing plea for world peace, framed in a reading from the Old Testament's Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 ("To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under Heaven..."). Closer inspection of the lyrics, however, may indicate a painful recognition that sometimes killing and war might be the only answer, but it is also clear that Seeger did not find this to be the case with regard to the Vietnam War, or the Cold War in general: the last line, original with Seeger, reads as follows: "A time for peace, I swear it's not too late." Pete Seeger, 1944 Peter Seeger (born May 3, 1919 in New York City), almost always known as Pete Seeger, is a folk singer and political activist. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... The Byrds’ original line-up. ... 33⅓ LP vinyl record album The vinyl record is a type of gramophone record, most popular from the 1950s to the 1990s, that was most commonly used for mass-produced recordings of music. ... World peace is a future ideal of freedom, peace and happiness among and within all nations. ... The Old Testament or the Hebrew Scriptures (also called the Hebrew Bible) constitutes the first major part of the Bible according to Christianity. ... Ecclesiastes, Kohelet in Hebrew, is a book of the Hebrew Bible. ... The Vietnam War was fought from 1957 to 1975 between Soviet and Chinese-supported Vietnamese nationalist and Communist forces and an array of Western and pro-Western forces, most notably the United States. ... For the generic term for a high-tension rivalry between countries, see cold war (war). ...


 
 

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