#02133
Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream
(Ryan's Fancy) videos
#42: YouTube video by quickaccent2006
©2007 ~ Used with permission ~

Last night I had the strangest dream,
I never dreamed before;
I dreamed that men had all agreed
To put an end to war.

I dreamed I saw a mighty room,
And the room was filled with 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 prayers were said.

And the people in the streets below,
Were dancing 'round and 'round;
And swords and guns and uniforms,
Were scattered on the ground.

Last night I had the strangest dream,
I never dreamed before;
I dreamed that men had all agreed,
To put an end to war.

[Fading]
Last night I had the strangest dream,
I never dreamed before;
I dreamed that men had all .....

####.... Ed McCurdy ©1950 (renewed) Almanac Music, Inc ....####
From Wikipedia:
Ed McCurdy [1919-2000] was a folk singer, songwriter, and television actor. His anti-war classic, Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream, inspired and gave hope to those in the peace movement. This widely-covered song has been recorded in seventy-six languages. In 1989, school children on the East German side of the Berlin Wall sang Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream en masse as the wall was being dismantled. In 1980, McCurdy was gratified that his song, as recorded by his old friend Josh White, Jr, became the official theme song for the Peace Corps. Ed McCurdy was awarded the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience award September 26, 1992.

This variant arranged and recorded by Ryan's Fancy (Times To Remember, ©1973, Audat Records).


See more songs by Ryan's Fancy.

Variants were also recorded by The Kingston Trio (1963), Simon and Garfunkel (1964), Garth Brooks (2005), and Serena Ryder (2006).

The video below features a 12-string guitar performance of a variant by Tony Archibald from Port St Mary on the Isle of Man.


#837: YouTube video by threelegsoman
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

The video below features a cover performance by Raymond Crooke of Melbourne, Australia.

#1525: YouTube video by raymondcrooke
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~


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