Where Have All the Flowers Gone
This is video from Pete Seeger’s appearance on the Smothers Brothers’ Comedy Hour in 1967. Seeger also performed Guanatanamera and the antiwar song Waist Deep in the Big Muddy during this appearance, but Waist Deep was edited out of the broadcast by CBS due to concerns that it was too critical of President Johnson. Watch for the moment when Pete’s guitar suddenly turns into a banjo. This video courtsey of 2old2rock account, where there are a lot of other interesting 60s neo-folk videos.
As a kid, I used to sing the version of Where Have All the Flowers Gone that includes additional verses, creating a circular song — the kind where you end the song right back where you started. This struck me as beautiful and profound as a child, but I think I prefer Pete’s original, simple version of the tune now.