Ecrite par Ed McCurdy en 1950, Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream est vite devenue une des plus populaires des chansons anti-guerre. Elle a été enregistrée par Pete Seeger, bien sûr, et par les Weavers, mais aussi par Simon et Garfunkel, Joan Baez, et même Johnny Cash. Et bien d’autres. Elle est ici interprétée par John Denver en 1971.

LAST NIGHT I HAD THE STRANGEST DREAM

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.

I dreamed I saw a mighty room,
The room was full of 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 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.