Turn, Turn, Turn

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Today’s Song Lyric Sunday challenge was to pick a song related to love. As I started thinking about love, I thought about life. As I thought about life, I thought about the seasons of life. As I thought about the seasons of life, I thought about how many roads we walk down during our lifetimes. As I thought about how many roads we walk down during our lifetimes, I thought of The Byrd’s song Turn, Turn, Turn. When I thought of Turn, Turn, Turn, I knew I had my song for the week!

Turn, Turn, Turn actually was written by Pete Seeger in the late 50’s. Most of the words come from the Bible (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8). The song became famous when The Byrd’s started singing it in late 1965.

Turn! Turn! Turn!

To everything – turn, turn, turn
There is a season – turn, turn, turn
And a time to every purpose under heaven

A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep

To everything – turn, turn, turn
There is a season – turn, turn, turn
And a time to every purpose under heaven

A time to build up, a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones
A time to gather stones together

To everything – turn, turn, turn
There is a season – turn, turn, turn
And a time to every purpose under heaven

A time of love, a time of hate
A time of war, a time of peace
A time you may embrace
A time to refrain from embracing

To everything – turn, turn, turn
There is a season – turn, turn, turn
And a time to every purpose under heaven

A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to rend, a time to sew
A time for love, a time for hate
A time for peace, I swear it’s not too late!

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12 thoughts on “Turn, Turn, Turn

    1. I haven’t thought of it as being a religious song although if I think about it I can see that it is. I had even forgotten that the words come from the Bible. I was reminded of that fact when I looked up the song when writing this post.

      I love this weekly challenge. It is reminding me of so many songs from my past.

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  1. “I’ve always loved this song — first heard as a child when my cousin did a solo of it with her church choir. Since then I’ve been acquainted with Pete Seeger, then the Byrds,” she commented.
    “Thanks for sharing — the video is so 60s, it’s wonderful!!! Glad you are getting in touch with songs from your past. I’ve been re-exploring my life through music. It’s an interesting journey.”

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    1. I’m surprised how many of the songs that are coming to my mind have church roots. I think of them as around the campfire songs or from the 60’s era but I easily could have first heard many of them at church too.

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  2. I have always felt moved by this song and did not know it was inspired by the Book of Ecclesiastes. The voice I hear singing this is Judy Collins’, so I offer one of her renditions here

    Thank you for this peaceful moment

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  3. Ah yet another parallel. I love that song and one summer at my friend’s cottage for a week. We used to hang out at the only restaurant and I played Turn Turn Turn every night. This was in 1966 and I spent $20 just on that song at .25 a turn:) Love the new look of your blog.

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    1. Wow you really love the song. That’s a great parallel although I’ve never listened to it as much as you do/have. Maybe my writing that post was unknowingly a gift for you!

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