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auntsue Donating Member (169 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:03 PM
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Mary Travers will be missed
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 11:11 PM by auntsue
I just went to all the web sites at you tube and listened to the songs. I played Hammer and Wind 2X each. I had a flash-back to the 70's - playing the songs and singing along with my kids at 112th Street school in Watts. Picture a circle of about 25 shining black faces and one white one all singing with great feelings of joy and passion " . . I'd hammer aaaall over this land ! " OR "How many roads must a man walk down before they CALL him a maaaan"

We talked about what caused the writer to create the song and I asked the kids "What do you think it means?" We had the words written out in big carefully printed letters on a rack so everyone could read and sing along. Oh, those were the days! Lester Maddox was standing in a school house door with an axe handle while the kids and I were "singing in the mornin, singin' in the evenin aaaall over this land."

I saw them in concert live twice. I was hoping she'd live forever.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:05 PM
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1. awww... I had not heard that she had passed away.
A great voice... Peter, Paul and Mary were beyond iconic.
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:16 PM
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2. She's gone -
a great big piece - there weren't that many women singers back then - of our youth is gone.

I've been sniffling and tearing up all evening, surprising myself.......................
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:31 PM
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3. It is very sad news...and hits home pretty hard for those of us from that generation.
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