I Wish the Wars Were All Over

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Joan Baez

Joan Baez ( /ˈbaɪ.ɛz/) (born January 9, 1941 as Joan Chandos Báez) is an American folk singer, songwriter, musician, and a prominent activist in the fields of human rights, peace, and environmental justice. more »


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In the meadow one morning when pearly with dew
A fair pretty maiden plucked violets so blue
I heard a sweet voice making all the woods ring
Oh my love is in Flanders to fight for the king
And I would that the wars were all over
Oh I would that the wars were all done

I'll pluck the red robin so jaunty and gay
Yet I have my Robin but he's far away
His jacket is red and his cheeks as the rose
And he sings of his Nell as to battle he goes
And I would that the wars were all over
Oh I would that the wars were all done

Ten thousands of bluebells now welcome the spring
Oh when will the church bells the victory ring
And the soldiers return and all England rejoice?
Oh then I'll be wed to the lad of my choice
And I would that the wars were all over
Oh I would that the wars were all done

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