The Danish Peace Academy

Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp Songbook

56 Strangest Dream

Last night I had the strangest dream
I'd ever dreamed before:
I dreamed the world had all agreed
To put an end to war.

I dreamed I saw a mighty room,
The room was full of men:
And the paper they were signing said
They'd never fight again.

And when the paper was all signed
And a million copies made,
They all joined hands and bowed their heads
And grateful pray'rs were prayed.

And the people in the streets below
Were dancing 'round and 'round,
While swords and guns and uniforms
Were scattered on the ground.

[Words: Ed McCurdy, 1950 or 1951.
Song protesting the Korean war.
http://users2.ev1.net/~smyth/linernotes/thesongs/LastNightIHad.htm
http://elvispelvis.com/edmccurdy.htm
Also published in the Chant Down Greenham songbook.
Tune: I Dreamt I Saw St Augustine.
Source: the Anti-nuclear songbook.
Music :
http://music.lulu.com/items/volume_1/57000/57335/1/preview/Last_Night_I_Had_the_Strangest_Dream.mp3
Based upon: Last Night I Had a Happy Dream.
Notes: http://sniff.numachi.com/~rickheit/dtrad/pages/tiLASTNITE;ttLASTNITE.html ]

Hear Last night I had the strangest dream sung by Anna Key ... et al.
recorded March 16, 2006 for free at the Warren Resource centre in Hull
for the Danish Peace Academy.

[Recorded in Danish by the folk singer Cæsar on the LP Terningen er kastet, 1965.
Also recorded in Danish on a single by Grethe Sønck w/Ole Høyers orkester, 1967.
Also recorded in Danish by Fin Alfred on CD, 2003.
Jeg drømte mig en drøm i nat,
jeg drømte om en jord,
med statsmænd som kun talte om,
at standse krig og mord.
Jeg drømte om alverdens mænd,
den sal de mødtes i,
de underskrev at kamp og vold,
for altid var forbi.
Den sidste mand gik frem og skrev,
jeg så ham smile glad,
jeg så det prentet sort på hvidt,
at glemt var krigens had.
Og der blev lys i alle byer,
og mennesker lo og sang,
og våben spredtes, grænser faldt,
som skilte os engang.
Jeg drømte mig en drøm i nat,
jeg drømte om en jord,
med statsmænd som kun talte om,
at standse krig og mord.
Jeg drømte om alverdens mænd,
den sal de mødtes i,
de underskrev at kamp og vold,
for altid var forbi.
Translated into Danish by Thøger Olesen.]

56 Poster: 9th. Nov.'83
Greenham women against Cruise
Take President Reagan to Court in the USA

Military instalations in Great Britain during the cold war.
http://www.subbrit.org.uk/rsg/sites/index2.html

57 Picture of demostrating women blokading.

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