RIP Pete Seeger
This is the first Pete Seeger song I remember. Our 6th grade music teacher, Mr. Niles, taught it to us. I still can picture him singing that song at the piano. At the time I was surprised the school let him teach the song to us since it was quite controversial, but I thought it was cool. The following year Mr. Niles was gone. He was fired. I always wondered if it was because of the songs he taught or because he was gay, but unfortunately it could have been both. But I have Mr. Niles to thank for inspiring me to go into music and teaching.