Ally Ally Oxen Free (Time to Begin Again)

January 20, 2021

Ally Ally Oxen Free (Time to Begin Again)

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Without guile, sarcasm, irony, mockery, I-Told-You-So-ism, satire or derision, the message I wish to share today is this Kingston Trio song.

I wrote about it once before, here.

It is my wake-up song, and this morning, I knew it was right for inauguration day. It is hopeful.

Here are the lyrics.

Ally Ally Oxen Free (McKuen / Yates)

Time to let the rain fall without the help of man
Time to let the trees grow tall, now, if they only can
Time to let our children, live in a land that’s free
Ally, ally, ally, ally, oxen free
(Ally, ally, ally, ally, oxen free)

Time to blow the smoke away, look at the sky again
Time to let our friends know we’d like to begin again
Time to send a message across the land and sea
Ally, ally, ally, ally, oxen free
(Ally, ally, ally, ally, oxen free)

Strong and weak, mild and meek, no more hide and seek

Time to see the fairness of a children’s game
Time for men to stop and learn to do the same
Time to make our minds up if the world at last will be
Ally, ally, ally, ally, oxen free
(Ally, ally, ally, ally, oxen free)

And a recording of the song.


We begin again. Time to send that message, across the land and sea.

I wish you peace, I will work for peace, and I hope you will say your piece.

© 2021, Glover Gardens

 


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