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Words and music: Pete Seeger
This Transcription: Guitar Picker - www.gospelmusic.org.uk
Turn Turn Turn

Chorus:
To ev'ry(C)thing ( (F) turn, (C) turn, (F) turn),
There is a (C) season ( (F) turn, (C) turn, (F6) turn).
And a (G7) time for ev'ry purpose under (C) heaven.

A (C) time to be (G7) born, a time to (C) die.
A time to (G7) plant, a time to (C)  reap.
A time to (G7) kill, a time to (C) heal.
A time to (G7) laugh, a time to (C) weep.

Chorus

A time to build up, a time to break down.
A time to dance, a time to mourn.
A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together.

A time of love, a time of hate.
A time of war, a time of peace. 
A time to embrace, a time to refrain from embracing.

Chorus

A time to gain, a time to lose.
A time to rend, a time to sew.
A time to love, a time to hate.
A time for peace,  I swear it's not too late.

Chorus


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Alternative arrangement, this time in G

To ev'ry(G)thing (C) turn, (G) turn, (D) turn),
(G) There is a season ( (C) turn, (G) turn, (D) turn).
And a (C) time for (G) ev'ry (Am) purpose (D) under (G) heaven. (C) (G)

A time to be (D) born, a time to (G) die.
A time to (D) plant, a time to (G) reap.
A time to (D) kill, a time to (G) heal.
(G) A time to (Em) lau(C)gh, a (D) time to (G) weep. (C) (G)

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