Farewell to Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger’s music and life work has always been dear to my heart, and it was with very great sadness  that I learned of his death yesterday. No matter how long they live, or how well, I feel a terrible loss when old-timers pass.

In my life, Pete’s songs have been the stuff of campfires and car trips, rallies and demonstrations, long days gardening and late nights canning. They touch me, and I am grateful to him.

I grew up thinking ‘Inch by Inch,’ written by David Mallett and recorded by Seeger and many others, was my song, and it’s still one of my favorite garden tunes to belt out. Today on the radio I heard Pete’s ‘Well May the World Go.’ I can’t say it better than this.

Safe passage, Pete.

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One Response to Farewell to Pete Seeger

  1. Thanks for posting this, Sarah. His songs have been running through my head ever since I heard the news of his passing two nights ago. There’s a wonderful documentary about Pete called “Pete Seeger: The Power of Song”. He was a national treasure in so many ways.

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