Forever Young and Chimes of Freedom ⇒ Kirno Sohochari

Readers, today’s post is little different to compare the habitual. I invited you a beautiful rendition of Bob Dylan’s famous song “Forever young”, vocalized by Pete Seeger in different aspect. The legendary socialist and a true humanist follow his own style to sing it again, where he vocalized it for children, who be the next stripling to build the earth “forever young”.

Pete vocalized the song some years before his death to celebrate the 50 years anniversary of Amnesty International. They are the organizer of this “Chimes of Freedom” to knock the future generation that, life is a never ended journey to be young and jovial, animated and jubilant for humanity and peace, for honesty and humbleness, and indeed for make the world new.

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Original song composed by Dylan in early seventies. On that time he recorded two versions of the song. One was fast and other is slow. Dylan played the song according his self-styled grained voice. It was rock indeed, because his target audience of the song was booming on that time to be young for change the systematic manipulation of life. They were rocking against the injustice and felt depressed by the artificiality of capitalist society, where meaning of life strictly encircled by the routine monotony of money-making and toileting.

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Everything seemed against to carry the youthfulness in mind. The time was shaking like reckless. It was “La Chinoise” and “Week End”s time, time for revolution to ensure social justice and equality against disparity, and it was memorable for the millions Hippie and Beat Generation. Godard was angered by Vietnam War and was busy by hanging the pamphlet to make satire for the political hegemony of west. The surrounding was rebellious and anarchy captured every corner of the globe.

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We indeed remember this was the time of “Beatles” “The Rolling Stones” (see the article: “Hide Away and the Anti Social”) and “Pink Floyd” too. Floyd’s was busy in London studio compose new version of “The Dark Side of the Moon” song track. The album is perhaps a milestone achievement to touch the cosmic beauties in music. Young mind-set was rolling over to the contradiction of rebel and peace. Pink Floyd cathead the whole frame of seventies youths in cosmic frame and Dylan gripped this in proclamation of “have to be young again and forever”.


… life is a never ended journey to be young and jovial, animated and jubilant for humanity and peace, for honesty and humbleness, and indeed for make the world new.


Those days melted in dark now, but the desire of “be young forever” hunting our soul yet. Pete Seeger was always positive in his faith of equality and peace. He deconstructed Dylan by this ground. Old singer looked jovial and confident to his dream of equality and justice for all in the deconstructed song. Children enjoyed the beauty of an old man who still think, “The world will be change and justice will enter in everybody’s pocket”.

I share this song to remember the legend. He was almost exceptional in this time of confusion and cruelty, disparity and injustice. I hope that we would be “forever young” one day.

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Original Lyric of the song…

Forever Young
Written by: Bob Dylan

May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young

May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
May your song always be sung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young

The song “Forever Young
First Release: January 17, 1974; Recorded: 1973; Genre: Rock;
Copyright © 1973 by Ram’s Horn Music; renewed 2001 by Ram’s Horn Music

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Youtube Link of Pete Seeger’s Version: Forever Young : Chimes of Freedom
More to read: The Story Behind “Forever Young” by Pete SeegerAmnesty International Link for the song: Chimes of Freedom: The Song Of Bob Dylan
Photo Credit: quotes pictures.net; google images of Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan
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