How Can I Keep From Singing | Free Download

by Pete Seeger

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Purchasable with gift card

     

about

"How Can I Keep From Singing" is from the Grammy-winning album PETE, by American legend Pete Seeger, accompanied by a host of friends, and produced by Paul Winter. Originally released in 1997, the album has been re-mastered.

This free download is in honor of Pete's 100th birthday. He was born on May 3, 1919.

lyrics

My life flows on in endless song
Above earth's lamentation.
I hear the real, thought far off hymn
That hails the new creation
Above the tumult and the strife,
I hear the music ringing;
It sounds an echo in my soul
How can I keep from singing?
What through the tempest loudly roars,
I hear the truth, it live'th.
What through the darkness round me close,
Songs in the night it give'th.
No storm can shake my inmost calm
While to that rock I'm clinging.
Since love is lord of Heaven and earth
How can I keep from singing?
When tyrants tremble, sick with fear,
And hear their death-knell ringing,
When friends rejoice both far and near,
How can I keep from singing?
In prison cell and dungeon vile
Our thoughts to them are winging.
When friends by shame are undefiled,
How can I keep from singing?

credits


Music by Robert Lowry
Words by Doris Plenn and Pete Seeger

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Paul Winter Litchfield

Paul Winter is a seven-time Grammy-winning saxophonist, whose sextet was the first jazz group to perform at the White House in 1962. His second group, the Paul Winter Consort, interweaves sounds from the natural world with classical and ethnic traditions, and the spontaneous spirit of jazz. Their annual Winter Solstice Celebrations and Earth Mass are among the most popular events in New York. ... more

contact / help

Contact Paul Winter

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code