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It was in late 1965, a time of division and rage, a time of change, Turn! Turn! Turn! truly was  a much needed voice of communication and reason, a quietening influence, if you like. Timeless it is,  in the truest sense, this album continues to resonate, continues to echo, that with love and that compassion that was there all those years ago . . . not to mention phenomenal songwriting and absolutely stunning performances by all concerned.

Lay Down Your Weary Tune
(Bob Dylan)

Lay down your weary tune, lay down,
Lay down the song you strum,
And rest yourself 'neath the strength of strings
No voice can hope to hum.
 
Struck by the sounds before the sun,
I knew the night had gone.
The morning breeze like a bugle blew
Against the drums of dawn.
Lay down your weary tune, lay down,
Lay down the song you strum,
And rest yourself 'neath the strength of strings
No voice can hope to hum.
 
The ocean wild like an organ played,
The seaweed's wove its strands.
The crashin' waves like cymbals clashed
Against the rocks and sands.
Lay down your weary tune, lay down,
Lay down the song you strum,
And rest yourself 'neath the strength of strings
No voice can hope to hum.
I stood unwound beneath the skies
And clouds unbound by laws.
The cryin' rain like a trumpet sang
And asked for no applause.
Lay down your weary tune, lay down,
Lay down the song you strum,
And rest yourself 'neath the strength of strings
No voice can hope to hum.
The last of leaves fell from the trees
And clung to a new love's breast.
The branches bare like a banjo played
To the winds that listened best.
I gazed down in the river's mirror
And watched its winding strum.
The water smooth ran like a hymn
And like a harp did hum.
Lay down your weary tune, lay down,
Lay down the song you strum,
And rest yourself 'neath the strength of strings
No voice can hope to hum.

The Byrds  "Turn!Turn! Turn!"   
Columbia Records 1965

Copyright 1964     Special Rider Music

Turn! Turn! Turn! 1965
Columbia LP December 1965 [CS 9254]

1. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
 
2. It Won't Be Wrong
 
3. Set You Free This Time
 
4. Lay Down Your Weary Tune
 
5. He Was A Friend Of Mine
 
6. The World Turns All Around Her

7. Satisfied Mind
 
8. If You're Gone
 
9. The Times They Are A-Changin'

10. Wait And See
 
11. Oh! Susannah

12. The Day Walk (Never Before)

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