Voici Pete Seeger à la fin des années 70, dans son versant écologiste (très important sans sa vie personnelle comme dans sa vie militante… comme dans son répertoire)

« Nous sommes faits de rêves et d’os / […] Grain pour grain, soleil et pluie / Je trouverai mon chemin dans la chaine de la nature […] / La mère-Terre nous gardera notre force / Si vous lui donnez amour et soin »


GARDEN SONG

[Chorus:]
Inch by inch, row by row,
Gonna make this garden grow.
Gonna mulch it deep and low,
Gonna make it fertile ground.
Inch by inch, row by row,
Please bless these seeds I sow.
Please keep them safe below
‘Til the rain comes tumbling down.

Pullin’ weeds and pickin’ stones,
We are made of dreams and bones
Need spot to call my own
Cause the time is close at hand.
Grain for grain, sun and rain
I’ll find my way in nature’s chain
Tune my body and my brain
To the music of the land.

[Chorus]

Plant your rows straight and long,
Season them with a prayer and song
Mother earth will keep you strong
If you give her love and care.
Old crow watching from a tree
Has his hungry eyes on me
In my garden I’m as free
As that feathered thief up there.

[Chorus]