Greetings from Germany! All my best wishes and Thanks very much for all the joy you gave us and still give us.
I think one of your best birthday-presents is the event that took place in norway which shows exactly how your music can move people.
Once again Thank You!
Just one to be another well-wisher on your birthday. You were one of my introductions to folk music. Remember hearing you at the folk festival in Grant Park, the People’s Church and at the Clearwater Festival. Happy, happy birthday.
you have been my inspiration for decades, in music, in fight for peace and inviroment and I constantly listen to your recordings trying to get something out of my longnecked 5-string Seegerbajo.
Happy Birthday Pete, from one who’s still singing your songs after half a century. Here’s a new text in celebration of heroism in the tradition of the “Reuben James” – same tune of course which can be heard here
It was on a Tuesday morning, the sun was shining bright
37 passengers were boarding for the flight
Destination San Francisco, they’d never get to see
Departure boards were flashing United 93
United 93, remember their names
Come tell of the time on that great silver plane
The bravest band of travellers that ever flew the sky
Said “We’re bound to fight ‘cause we know we’re bound to die.”
Half an hour in the air, four hijackers attacked
Blood flowed in the cockpit, the passengers forced back
They could see that these assassins were bent on suicide
Their dark and deadly plan must surely be defied
Time was short, they all phoned home, said what they had to do
“We’re gonna take the plane back even if we go down too”
Five men led the charge, a voice called out “Let’s roll”
They crashed at Stoney Creek and became immortal souls
A fireball of lightening broke across the hills that day
God knows what greater terror they defeated by the way
So when we sing of heroes who keep our country free
We’ll remember the passengers on Flight 93
Dear Pete Seeger. At 20 I bought your record with the Weavers. Later in 1966 I was at the concert you gave in Paris (fabulous instants !).
The world of poor people has a lot of thanks to give you.
What you made is out of sight. A very important work for humanity, for peace and love.
Thanks a million for you.
Michel Ramonet from France