(Words and Music by Joan Baez)
Album: Come From The Shadows (1972)
Quadrophonic Sound Studios,Nashville
Album - Come Fom The Shadows

Joan Baez founded the Institute for the Study of Nonviolence
in Carmel Valley, California, participated in the Free Speech Movement
at the University of California at Berkeley and in the civil rights  march from
Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965 (Lutzow2000).  
Dedicated to nonviolence and human rights , Baez organized an anti-war
demonstration for women and children in 1972 entitled "Ring Around the Congress."
And she traveled to North Vietnam to distribute mail and Christmas presents to American
prisoners of war and found herself in the midst of the American bombings of Hanoi.
Baez remembers  the event as eleven unforgettable days and nights of heavy
aerial Leslie Benson
Joan Baez website

"You don't get to choose how you're going to die or when. You can only decide
how you're going to live." -Joan Baez

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Joan Baez - All the weary mothers of the Earth


All the weary mothers of the earth will finally rest
We will take their babies in our arms and do our best
When the sun is low upon the field
To love and music they will yield
And the weary mothers of the earth shall rest
And the farmer on his tractor and beside his plow
Will stand there in confusion as we wet his brow
With the tears of all the businessmen
Who see what they have done to him
And the weary farmers of the earth shall rest
And the aching workers of the world again shall sing
These words in mighty choruses to all will bring
"We shall no longer be the poor
For no one owns us anymore"
And the workers of the world again shall sing
And when the soldiers burn their uniforms in every land
The foxholes at the borders will be left unmanned
General, when you come for the review
The troops will have forgotten you
And the men and women of the earth shall rest  

© 1971, 1972 Chandos Music (ASCAP)