Leda Schubert * Writer and Teacher

LISTEN: HOW PETE SEEGER GOT AMERICA SINGING, illustrated by Raul Colon. Neal Porter/Roaring Brook Press.

A picture book about my hero, Pete Seeger.

Coming soon on this page: links to Pete's music, etc.

There was nobody like Pete Seeger.
Wherever he went, he got people singing.
With his head thrown back
and his Adam’s apple bouncing,
picking his long-necked banjo
or strumming his twelve-string guitar,
Pete sang old songs,
new songs,
old songs with new words,
and songs he made up.
In front of crowds large and small, he’d raise his arm.
“Basses, here’s your part,” he’d say.
“Tenors, sopranos, altos, here’s yours.”
Four-part harmony would rise to the rafters,
and drift to the stars.
“Participation. That’s what’s gonna save the human race,” he said.

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