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Thread #155631   Message #3666333
Posted By: GUEST,henryp
05-Oct-14 - 01:43 PM
Thread Name: fifties popsongs that started as folk
Subject: RE: fifties popsongs that started as folk
"All My Trials" was a popular song during the social protest movements of the 1950s and 1960s. Peter, Paul and Mary included it on their third album, Blowing in the Wind, released in 1963.

It is based on a Bahamian lullaby that tells the story of a mother on her death bed, comforting her children;

"Hush, little baby, don't you cry.
You know your mama's bound to die.
All my trials, Lord, soon be over."