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Lyr Req: Children One and All (from Mary Travers)

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WyoWoman 23 Feb 07 - 05:45 PM
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GUEST,Joe Offer, at the Women's Center 23 Feb 07 - 08:37 PM
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Peace 06 Feb 08 - 09:40 PM
Rapparee 06 Feb 08 - 09:52 PM
Joe Offer 07 Feb 08 - 01:46 AM
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Subject: CHILDREN ONE & ALL -- MARY TRAVERS SONG
From: WyoWoman
Date: 23 Feb 07 - 05:45 PM

I'm trying to find a recording of "Children One & All," which was on Mary Travers "Mary" album, recorded around 1971. I haven't been able to find any recordings of this album -- apparently no remastering to CD has been done on this one.

Anyone out there have a copy of the LP they'd be willing to record to tape or -- could it be possible? -- CD for me? I'd love to perform that song now that my voice is all growed up ...

--ww


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Subject: RE: CHILDREN ONE & ALL -- MARY TRAVERS SONG
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Feb 07 - 07:00 PM

Rod McKuen wrote it for Mary Travers. Haven't found the lyrics yet, though.


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Subject: RE: CHILDREN ONE & ALL -- MARY TRAVERS SONG
From: GUEST,Joe Offer, at the Women's Center
Date: 23 Feb 07 - 08:37 PM

Hi-ho, Wy-o-
Gee, I wish that Warner would reissue those PP&M solo albums. I think all the Noel Paul Stookey solo albums are available on CD, but not Peter and Mary. The first ones were best - titled
  • Peter
  • Paul
  • & Mary
Mary's Mary was especially good, but her subsequent solo albums weren't so hot. It was nice that they got together again.

All I can remember is this:

    Some of us live in big white houses
    Some of us live in small
    Some of our children wear white linen,
    Some wear nothing at all.
    But.....
    .....
    Children one and all.


It's way back there in the recesses of my memory and won't come out.

Nice to see you've been around a bit lately. I enjoyed meeting your singing friend at Camp Harmony.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: CHILDREN ONE & ALL -- MARY TRAVERS SONG
From: Big Mick
Date: 23 Feb 07 - 08:51 PM

Available HERE, m'love.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: Lyr Add: CHILDREN ONE AND ALL (Rod McKuen)
From: BK Lick
Date: 23 Feb 07 - 10:45 PM

Found here (click me):
I wrote "Children One And All" in 1964 and finally published it in 1968. It was meant to celebrate the differences of people yet to show that beyond those differences we are all alike in our need for (and deserving of) respect, understanding, tolerance and fair treatment from each other. Mary Travers first sang it when she guested on my BBC TV series and later made a very moving recording of it. The words and music to "Children One And All" can be found in Songs of Rod McKuen Vol.1. I've reprinted the words below. -- Rod McKuen

Children One And All
For Novella Nelson
(Rod McKuen)

Some of us live in big white houses,
some of us live in small.
Some of our names are written on blackboards,
some are written on walls.

Some of our daddies work in factories,
some of them stand in line.
Some of our daddies buy us marbles,
some of them just buy wine.

But at night you can't tell Sunday suits
from tattered overalls.
Then we're only children,
children one and all.

Some of us take our lunch in boxes,
some in paper sacks.
Some of us kids join in the laughter,
some hear it at our backs.

Some of our mothers sew fine linen,
some can't sew a stitch.
Some of our mothers dress up poorly,
some of them dress up rich.

But at night you can't tell party dresses
from hand-me-downs too small.
Then we're only children
children one and all.

Some of us learn our lessons poorly,
some of us learn them well.
Some of us find an earthly heaven,
some of us live in hell.

Some of us go right on a-preachin',
without making' too much sense.
Some of us hind behind a wall,
some behind a fence.

But at night you can't tell picket fences
from bricks that tower tall.
Then we're only children,
children one and all.

Some of us grow up tall and handsome,
some of us grow up plain.
Some of us own the world in ransom,
some of us just our name.

Some of our people die in mis'ry,
some of them die in peace.
Some of our people die for nothing,
but dying doesn't cease.

And at night you can't tell fancy coffins
from boxes in the hall.
Then we're only children,
children one and all.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Children One and All -- Mary Travers Song
From: GUEST,Katy
Date: 06 Feb 08 - 09:37 PM

I have the Album "Mary" with "Children One and All on it" If you still would like a copy of the song I could record it onto a cassette tape for you. First time I've been to this site... stumbles upon it... so I don't know how things work here. Let me know.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Children One and All -- Mary Travers Song
From: Peace
Date: 06 Feb 08 - 09:40 PM

Hi, Katy. Things are much simpler if you get a membership. (It's free, really!). That way you can speak with people who are also members via messages that are not posted for anyone to see except the person you messaged.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Children One and All -- Mary Travers
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Feb 08 - 09:52 PM

It's really a very nice place. And there are even some people here who are real musicians (people like, I hate to say, Peace). I'm a librarian, myself.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Children One and All -- Mary Travers Song
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Feb 08 - 01:46 AM

I'm glad this thread was revived. My son gave me a copy of the Mary LP, and I've been meaning to rip it to MP3. I have WyoWoman's e-mail, so I'll send her a copy. I don't want to usurp your offer, Katy, but it might be easier to rip the song and e-mail it.
It's a wonderful album, isn't it? I've always like this song, and would never have guessed it was by Rod McKuen. I've always had an amount of disdain for Poor Old Rod - but I guess I have to admit he had a few moments of brilliance (as long as you don't have to listen to him sing).

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Children One and All -- Mary Travers Song
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Feb 08 - 10:47 AM

Joe, O.K. you can do that. I don't think I know how to rip anyway. :-) I just happened upon this site looking for the lyrics "Children One and All"... my album is way away somewhere. :-) You all got me in the mood to listento it now. think I'll go get that out and play it again. I do have a new turntable plugged into my CD stereo set.   Oh, yes, I loved Mary's albums, including "I wish I knew how it would feel to be free", and "The First Time" (think that's the name of it) and others. Anyway, I will take you up on your invitation to register here. Thanks.

Katy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Children One and All -- Mary Travers Song
From: hspKaty
Date: 08 Feb 08 - 11:12 AM

Hi, Kate here, registered as hspKaty. Well, I got my albums out, including "Mary", "All My Choices", also by Mary T. I also came across "Rod McKuen Grand Tour" recorded live. Also "The Sea" written by Rod Mckuen.

hspKaty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Children One and All -- Mary Travers Song
From: ClaireBear
Date: 08 Feb 08 - 11:45 AM

Welcome to the Cat from Claire in northern California, Katy!


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