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(Last Night I Had The) Strangest Dream

  • (Ed McCurdy)

    Last night I had the strangest dream
    I never dreamed before
    I dreamed the world had all agreed
    To put an end to war

    I dreamed I saw a mighty room
    And the room was filled with men
    And the paper they were signing said
    They'd never fight again

    And when the paper was all signed
    And a million copies made
    They all joined hands, bowed their heads
    And grateful prayers were prayed

    The people in the streets below
    Were dancing round and round
    And swords and guns and uniforms
    Lay scattered on the ground

    (as sung by Iain MacKintosh & Hamish Imlach)

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • english [1965:] [This was already] some years old when it caught on as an expression of commonsense hopes. (Notes 'Spotlight On The Spinners')

  • english [1966:] In 1950 young Ed McCurdy came up to the hotel room of the Weavers [...]. He sang us [this] which he'd just made up. The song has never been on the top forty, but has gradually spread throughout much of the world. (Notes Pete Seeger, 'Waist Deep In The Big Muddy')

  • german [1977:] Das Lied schrieb Ed McCurdy zu Beginn der Ostermarschbewegung in England. (Liederkiste 43)

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