May You Stay Forever Young

This song is having something of a resurgence, and I see no reason why it shouldn’t. The two people principally involved in it’s new status are both icons of a better day-Bob Dylan was one of the best known singer/song-writers of his day andPete Seeger who led the youth of the time in thoughts and expressions of protest. They were both heroes of mine and to an extent still are and so it was great to see that Pete Seeger had agreed to sing Bob Dylan’s song “Forever Young” on Amnesty International‘s “Chimes Of Freedom“, a compilation of 50 of Dylan’s songs performed by an amazing array of artists both of ‘those times’ and today.

While I would probably spell God with a lower case ‘g’ the thoughts, sentiments and wishes are as applicable today as they have ever been, and so here are the lyrics of this song of hope.

“May God’s bless and keep you always
May your wishes always come true,
May you always do for others
And let others do for you.
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung,
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true,
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you.
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift,
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift.
May your heart always be joyful,
May your song always be sung,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.”

This is my wish for you all.

Incidentally, if “Forever Young” goes to the top of ‘charts’Pete Seeger, at 90+ will become the oldest performer to do so.
Hear Another icon of the 60s, Joan Baez sing her version of “Forever Young”.

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