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All this time I was under the impression that Paul Simon wrote the lyrics to this song. I was wrong. Last night I had the strangest dream was written by Ed McCurdy who wrote the anti-war song in 1950.  Wikipedia says that it inspired and gave hope to those in the peace movement. Ironically, McMurdy died in 2000.

I guess the peace movement is still hoping because things are worse today than ever they were. As this isn’t that sort of blog I won’t go into a rant. I’ll just leave you to enjoy the lyrics as I have, most recently. I’ve been listening on my iPod and singing along and getting weird looks from fellow passengers on the train.But I don’t care.

Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream

words and music by Ed McCurdy

Last night I had the strangest dream

I’d ever dreamed before

I dreamed the world had all agreed

To put an end to war

I dreamed I saw a mighty room

Filled with women and men

And the paper they were signing said

They’d never fight again

And when the paper was all signed

And a million copies made

They all joined hands and bowed their heads

And grateful pray’rs were prayed

And the people in the streets below

Were dancing ’round and ’round

While swords and guns and uniforms

Were scattered on the ground

Last night I had the strangest dream

I’d never dreamed before

I dreamed the world had all agreed

To put an end to war.

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