Religious Rock Top Ten: Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) (#8)

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@FourWalls (49212)
United States
November 24, 2022 11:28am CST
Happy Thanksgiving to all of the myLotters in the U.S.A. And a good day to all of you throughout the world who aren’t stuffing yourself on turkey and dressing today. In honor of the religious theme of the holidays I’m counting down religion-based songs that were hits. Here’s today’s song. #8: Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) - The Byrds Most people, even those who don’t know the Bible, can quote a little bit (if not all) of the 23rd Psalm (“The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want”) or the “Lord’s Prayer” (“Our Father who art in Heaven”). If you know this song, you can quote Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, too! Folk icon Pete Seeger took the first eight verses of Ecclesiastes chapter 3 and put them to music, adding the line “turn, turn, tun” to make it less obvious that you were singing the Bible. He also added the line, “I swear it’s not too late” after “a time for peace.” The contrasts — “a time of love and a time of hate” — resonate throughout the verses. Ecclesiastes is ascribed to King Solomon, as are many of the writings in the book of Proverbs. There you’ll find numerous contrasts (“hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs”) as well. The Byrds covered the song in 1965, making it a lot more contemporary because of the buildup in Vietnam. #8: Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) Adapted by Pete Seeger Recorded by the Byrds From Turn! Turn! Turn!, 1965 A time to gather stones:
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@NJChicaa (109842)
• United States
24 Nov
Yup
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@FourWalls (49212)
• United States
24 Nov
Oh, you’re just funning with me now. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!
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@TheSojourner (59088)
• United States
24 Nov
Now, that's a blast from the past! I remember this song back in the day. Even when I was in high school it was still very popular, but I went to a Baptist high school and everybody talked about it how it was a religious song.... And then there was the harmony that was so easily found when singing, so it became quite the hippie, Jesus movement kind of song, and lent itself well to what was going on with Calvary chapel, Dave Wilkerson, Nicky Cruz, and more out there in Southern California in the late 1960s and early '70s
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@FourWalls (49212)
• United States
24 Nov
I’m a blast from the past, so naturally the music is going to be. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Super Dooper Cooper.
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• United States
24 Nov
@FourWalls remember, I'm older! LOL and the same to you. Are you doing anything special? I'm going to the Chow hall.
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@FourWalls (49212)
• United States
24 Nov
@TheSojourner — I just knocked off some turkey and taters, and I’m getting ready to make my apple pie dessert.
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@RebeccasFarm (77451)
• United States
26 Nov
I need them..I love them..the Byrds
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• United States
27 Nov
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@FourWalls (49212)
• United States
26 Nov
I’m glad you didn’t say they were for the Byrds.
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@DWDavis (20696)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
26 Nov
I've always enjoyed this song, both its meaning and its sound. If I'm not mistaken, these verses are the same ones Ren quotes in the original Footloose when arguing for the high school prom. I don't know if they're quoted in the remake. I couldn't stomach the idea of watching it.
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@FourWalls (49212)
• United States
27 Nov
Huh? They remade Footloose? Never mind. They haven’t had an original idea in Hokeywood in a good 40 years.
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@DWDavis (20696)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
27 Nov
@FourWalls The remake came out in 2011. I looked it up. Doesn't seem like it was that long ago.
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@dgobucks226 (31544)
27 Nov
Their #1 chart topper of a cover says it all. Gospel meets rock on the wings of a dove (Byrd).
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@FourWalls (49212)
• United States
27 Nov
Hold that “wings of a dove” thought….
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@dgobucks226 (31544)
28 Nov
@FourWalls Aha! I see where this is going
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@Beestring (8560)
• Hong Kong
25 Nov
Love this song. It was a hit in those days.
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@FourWalls (49212)
• United States
25 Nov
We have a type of radio programming that only plays songs from that era.
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@Beestring (8560)
• Hong Kong
25 Nov
@FourWalls That's great.
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@BarBaraPrz (39300)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
24 Nov
Yup yup yup! (Can you tell why I called this painting 'Ecclesiastes'?)
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@BarBaraPrz (39300)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
25 Nov
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@FourWalls (49212)
• United States
25 Nov
Glad you like the song. That’s a gorgeous piece of artwork!! Yes, the “time to every purpose under Heaven” is in that painting.
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@LeaPea2417 (35088)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 Nov
Oh yes, I remember that song. It is a beautiful song.
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@FourWalls (49212)
• United States
25 Nov
Great harmonies from the Byrds.
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@wolfgirl569 (64937)
• Marion, Ohio
25 Nov
I remember that one. Always liked it.
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@FourWalls (49212)
• United States
25 Nov
Certainly a rock classic!
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@wolfgirl569 (64937)
• Marion, Ohio
25 Nov
@FourWalls Yes it is.
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@RasmaSandra (59556)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 Nov
This has always been one song I really enjoy
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@FourWalls (49212)
• United States
25 Nov
Glad you’re hearing a favorite again in this countdown! Hope you’ve had a good Thanksgiving.
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@RasmaSandra (59556)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
26 Nov
@FourWalls got through Thanksgiving watching Thanksgiving Parades from NYC on YouTube and remembering when mom and I watched them together,
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@JudyEv (293663)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Nov
This is a great song. The youth group I was involved with at our church used to play it.
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@FourWalls (49212)
• United States
25 Nov
Really great tune, indeed!
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@LindaOHio (109106)
• United States
25 Nov
I love this song. Had no idea it was religious.
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@FourWalls (49212)
• United States
25 Nov
Some people don’t know that. Glad you enjoy the song.
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@CarolDM (198357)
• United States
24 Nov
Another classic song. Enjoy your day as well.
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@FourWalls (49212)
• United States
25 Nov
Thanks, it was great. Hope you, The Dude, and Brendel had a fine day. It was certainly good weather!
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@CarolDM (198357)
• United States
27 Nov
@FourWalls A nice and quiet few days, thanks.
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• Southend-On-Sea, England
26 Nov
Good choice of music.
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@FourWalls (49212)
• United States
26 Nov
An all-time classic, for certain!
@LouAvul (2246)
25 Nov
I know this one well and can sing it also. My generation. My year, actually, born in 1965.
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@FourWalls (49212)
• United States
25 Nov
I’m telling you I’m batting a thousand thus far!!!
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• Indonesia
25 Nov
@FourWalls Hi, greetings . . . .from Indonesia