Well May the World Go + I’ll Fly Away

The Bird Sings Oral Tradition Song Library

Well May the World Go + I’ll Fly Away

A combination of two upbeat blessing songs – offering hope, joy and release in the face of mortality.

Composer & Copyright

Well May the World Go was written by Pete Seeger. I’ll Fly Away is a traditional spiritual in the public domain. This is an original arrangement of the two songs by Lisa Goettel ©2015.

Recording

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Lyrics

Well May the World Go

Chorus:
Well may the world go, the world go, the world go
Well may the world go, when I’m far away.

Well may the skiers turn,
The swimmers churn, the lovers burn
Peace, may the generals learn
When I’m far away.

Sweet may the fiddle sound
The banjo play the old hoe down
Dancers swing round and round
When I’m far away.

Fresh may the breezes blow
Clear may the streams flow
Blue above, green below
When I’m far away.

I’ll Fly Away

One glad mornin’when my work is over
I’ll fly away

To that home on God’s celestial shore
I’ll fly away

Oh I’ll fly away
In the mornin’ children
I’ll fly away

When I die
Hallelujah by and by
I’ll fly away

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