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One Of Those Beautiful Boys

from First Farewell by Peggy Seeger

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Written by Peggy Seeger & Kate St John
Publishing: Bucks Music / Barking Green

I knew him
He was one of those beautiful boys
Each of them alone, on their own
I knew him
So gentle, so quiet, no swagger, no noise
One of those beautiful children,
One of those beautiful boys

Can’t move
Another year and nothing’s changed
Nothing to give, don’t know how to live
Can’t move
See me, hear me, love me, touch me
The walls of my room are above me
Don’t want to leave but I have to go

The sea sweeps through our house
The stars have all gone out
The dog sits down close to me
A bird sings on the branch of that tree
A bird sings on that tree

One of those beautiful boys
One of those beautiful boys


from First Farewell, released April 9, 2021
Vocals & piano: Peggy Seeger
Oboe: Kate St John
Produced by Calum MacColl
Mixed by Calum Malcolm


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Peggy is one of the most influential folk singers on either side of the Atlantic. She is Pete Seeger’s half-sister and Ruth Crawford Seeger’s daughter; her first life partner was the English songwriter Ewan MacColl, who wrote First Time Ever I Saw Your Face for her. She has made more than 22 solo recordings to date. Please check ewanmaccoll.bandcamp.com for other albums featuring Peggy. ... more


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