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Thread #24361   Message #2665408
Posted By: Stringsinger
26-Jun-09 - 03:01 PM
Thread Name: Songs of hope and optimism
Subject: RE: Songs of hope and optimism
I am uplifted by the songs of Tommy Sands. "The Music of Healing" and "There Were Roses"
point hope and optimism for me.

Lorre Wyatt's "Somos El Barco" always seems to work for us. It's simple, a nice tune
and singable chorus.

"Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream" started out as an ironic comment by Ed McCurdy and wound up anthemic not unlike "We Shall Overcome".

Pete Seeger's repertoire always includes these kinds of songs. Some he has written himself.

"Well May The World Go", "Quite Early Mornings", "My Dirty Little Stream", and more.

Frank Hamilton