TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON

Created on 22/10/2007
Latest update on 30/11/2020

Artist: Limeliters
Author: Pete Seeger
Label: RCA
Year: 1962

On album Folk Matinee. One of their backing musicians, Jim McGuinn, later with The Byrds, first rearranged this song for Judy Collins. Holds bible lyrics from The Book Of Ecclesiastes. Pete who wrote it in '59, added six words of his own: I swear it's not too late.

Covers:

1962:

Pete Seeger [as Turn Turn Turn (To Everything There Is A Season)]

1964:

Judy Collins [idem, with McGuinn]

1964:

Gordon Lightfoot [idem, on lp The Canadian Talent Library, shared with other folkies]

1965:

Byrds [idem; n°1 US]

1966:

Sylvie Vartan [as Tourne tourne tourne]

1967:

Seekers [as Turn Turn Turn]

1968:

Mary Hopkin

1998:

Bruce Cockburn

2005:

Dolly Parton

2020:

Kronos Quartet [all as Turn Turn Turn]

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