Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I'm Gonna Be an Engineer

I'm sure glad times have changed. This is a clever song and a snapshot of history.

"I'm Gonna Be an Engineer" is a 1970 composition Peggy Seeger wrote for Britain's Festival of Fools. "I'm chiefly known for 'I'm Gonna be an Engineer'," she says. "It's got so damn many words. Anthems are usually easy to sing. They don't have so many words ... [but] it seems to have touched a lot of women." (From PeggySeeger.com.)

Pete Seeger in concert with Arlo Guthrie in the late '70s performs a song written by sister Peggy.

Peggy Seeger at the Shepley Spring Festival 2008

You can buy a download of Peggy Seeger's song here.

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