Praying with Fringes 1/27/2015 – and I do charge you not to cry

To my old brown earth
words and music by Pete Seeger
sung by Ari and Jason Heitler-Klevans, whose mom went into labor at a Pete Seeger/Anna Crusis concert in Philadelphia

To my old brown earth
And to my old blue sky
I’ll now give these last few molecules of “I.”

And you who sing,
And you who stand nearby,
I do charge you not to cry.

Guard well our human chain,
Watch well you keep it strong,
As long as sun will shine.

And this our home,
Keep pure and sweet and green,
For now I’m yours
And you are also mine.

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