Public Television broadcast a classic concert by “Peter, Paul, and Mommy” (aka Peter, Paul, and Mary) over the weekend.
PP&M topped off the concert with their three all-time-favorite American folk songs:
- “If I Had A Hammer”
- “Blowing In The Wind”
- “This Land Is Your Land”
As the last notes echoed, Mary Travers delivered the trio’s classic statement of American values:
“The answer is still Peace, Justice, and Equality, and all of us working for those things together.”
That was the signature close at the grand finale of PP&M concerts.
It would also be a good rallying cry for the Baby Boomer generation, to keep us focused and centered on core American values during the crazy 2010 election year, and all the unsettled years ahead.
— John Hayden