Get Together

Album: Youngbloods (1967)
Charted: 5
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  • Love is but a song to sing
    Fear's the way we die
    You can make the mountains ring
    Or make the angels cry
    Though the bird is on the wing
    And you may not know why

    Come on people now
    Smile on your brother
    Everybody get together
    Try to love one another
    Right now

    Some may come and some may go
    We shall surely pass
    When the one that left us here
    Returns for us at last
    We are but a moment's sunlight
    Fading in the grass

    Come on people now
    Smile on your brother
    Everybody get together
    Try to love one another
    Right now

    Come on people now
    Smile on your brother
    Everybody get together
    Try to love one another
    Right now

    Come on people now
    Smile on your brother
    Everybody get together
    Try to love one another
    Right now

    If you hear the song I sing
    You will understand (listen!)
    You hold the key to love and fear
    All in your trembling hand
    Just one key unlocks them both
    It's there at your command

    Come on people now
    Smile on your brother
    Everybody get together
    Try to love one another
    Right now

    Come on people now
    Smile on your brother
    Everybody get together
    Try to love one another
    Right now

    I said, come on people now
    Smile on your brother
    Everybody get together
    Try to love one another
    Right now

    Right now
    Right now Writer/s: CHESTER POWERS, CHESTER WILLIAM JR. POWERS
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 29

  • Tmf’r from ChicagoI heard a Spanish version on Outlaw Country Station one night and cannot find it anywhere. It was the same backing track so and the singer sounded the same as the Youngbloods guy so, I can only assume it was them…….if anyone can help me find it……please let me know!!
  • Dor from RiI just heard this song driving on the car on 99.1, an oldies station on Plymouth, Massachusetts. Always loved this song & guitar parts. The song is just as relevant today as when it came out.
  • La Zalewski from Pittsburgh, PaThe guitar work on this song is sublime. The quintessential 1960s Hippie Anthem. It doesn't get much better than this.
  • Susan H from Newport, RiI love this song and sing it at karaoke.. I find it to be a very religious song and the reference to 'when the one who left us here returns for us at last' to be a direct reference to Jesus Christ..
  • Tommy from UsaThat jangly guitar intro gets me every time. One of my all time fave songs
  • Johnboy Walton from MassachusettsThis song rocks!!!! Love it! Right up there with Unchained Melody by the Righteous Bros! GJ!
  • Crews from AustinYes, as Bill from Plano mentioned, you can hear someone humming throughout much of the song. Seems to have leaked from a mostly muted track.
  • Kjstech from Pennsylvania, UsaHow do you smile "on" someone? The Youngbloods - Get Together
  • Ignatz from ToecheeseIn response to Gimel from Tel Aviv, Israel:
    In Nirvana's "Territorial Pissings", from the album "Nevermind", Kurt Cobain sings the chorus of this song - "Come on people now, smile on your brothers, everybody get together right now".
    That is actually Krist Novoselic who sings the "Get Together" introduction. You can see him do this on the live version of "Territorial Pissings".
  • Birdman_euston from London, UkThe close harmonies in the chorus still give me goose-bumps.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 11th 1966, the Youngblood's debut charted record, "Grizzly Bear", entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #95; and eight weeks later on February 5th, 1967 it peaked at #52 {for 1 week} and spent 10 weeks on the Top 100...
    The group had two other records make the Top 100; the fore mentioned "Get Together" and "Darkness, Darkness" {it peaked at #86 in 1970}.
  • Jorge from Bronx,nyThis song has always been selection when compiling great music in cds and cassettes. It's a song that mellows me out. I think once I saw a commercial using it, either Pepsi or Coca Cola - stop the war on colas.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 27th 1967, "Get Together" by the Youngbloods entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart for an eight week stay, debuting at #88 it peaked at #62 {for 1 week} on October 8th, 1967...
    Just under twenty-two months later on June 22nd, 1969 it re-entered the Top 100 at position #93; and on August 31st, 1969 it peaked at #5 {for 2 weeks} and spent 17 weeks on the Top 100...
    The group had two other Top 100 records; "Grizzly Bear" {peaked at #52 in 1967} and "Darkness, Darkness" {reached #86 in 1970}.
  • Asokan from Tirupur, IndiaI am an Indian who has spent a lifetime delving into English songs after a chance hearing of the song "High'n'Dry" by Cliff Richard. Elvis became an obsession and I christened my son Elvis. I was an avid listener to music programs from BBC, VOA, Radio Australia and Radio Kuwait. Of all the 100s of songs by CCR, The Beatles, The Stones, Simon& Garfunkel, CSN&Y and thousands of others, this one song stands out. This is my anthem and I play it the first thing in the morning even after all these 45 years.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 2nd, 1965 the We Five performed "Let's Get Together" on the ABC-TV program 'Shindig!'...
    One month earlier on November 13th their version entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; peaked at #31 and spent 8 weeks on the Top 100...
    R.I.P. Jimmy O'Neill (Shindig's host, 1940 - 2013).
  • Coy from Palestine, TxThis song was also recorded by David Crosby on a solo album and by the Carpenters before being recorded by the Youngbloods. It probably came out at least 6 times before it was a hit.
  • Duffy from Sparks, GaOriginally recorded by The Kingson Trio and released in June of 1964. "Get Together" Playlist http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcpfUHDX2aLhCteG-GH65SLKXOengLqlI
  • Dave from Omaha, NeWhat an encouraging song this was to me when I was a rock n roll dj in the '70's. I especially liked the verse "Some may come and some may go, We shall surely pass, When the One that left us here Returns for us at last We are bu a moment's sunlight Fading in the grass" Years later that verbiage was echoed in "Dust in the Wind".
  • Marty from Buffalo, NyAs reported in LIFE magazine; There was a small car that drove very slowly with the throngs of young people walking along the road to the Woodstock Fesival in 1969. A hippie girl sitting on the roof of the car with a little, battery operated record player kept playing the The Youngblood's version of this song over and over and over again; supplying a solid contribution to the "peace and love" vibe that permeated the whole magical weekeknd.
  • Popa from Redondo Beach, CaThe author of Get Together (also recorded as "Let's Het Together") was Cester William Powers, Jr. (Chet Powers). The Youngbloods didn't make that up. Dino Valenti was one of several stage names used by Powers. The song was first recorded in 1964 by The Kingston Trio. The version recorded by We Five in 1965 charted in the US at #31. Jefferson Airplane recorded a version on their debut album in 1966. In 1966 Powers sold the song to Frank Werber, manager of the Kingston Trio, to help pay for his legal defense on drug charges. The Youngbloods version was originally released in 1967. It was reissued in 1969 after it was used in a television campaign. The 1969 release charted in the US at #10 and is the version most remembered.
  • Gimel from Tel Aviv, IsraelIn Nirvana's "Territorial Pissings", from the album "Nevermind", Kurt Cobain sings the chorus of this song - "Come on people now, smile on your brothers, everybody get together right now".
  • Peter from New York, NyThe Youngbloods didn't make up the name Chester Powers, it was Dino Valenti's real name.
  • Farrah from Elon, NcThe song that was covered with the title "Everybody Get Together", was actually sung by The We Five.
  • Pete from Nowra, Australiathe lead singer of Aussie band Mental as Anything, Martin Plaza, also released a version of this song, very similar to the original
  • Howard from St. Louis Park, MnIt's a definitive call for peace and brotherhood in the late 60s. At least it got a second chance in 1969 after it flopped two years earlier.
  • Bill from Plano, TxThis song came up on my random play on the PC just now. Listen carefully to the left channel, especially in the beginning. Do you hear the "do do do do?" Like someone was setting the pace for the guitar part singing, "do do do do"
    Bill G
  • Jonathan from Natchitoches, LaAppeared in Season 1 Episode 16 of Cold Case on CBS. The name of the episode is "Volunteers."
  • The Jorge from Hell, OtherKrist Novoselic of Nirvana sings a distorted version of the chorus in the beginning of the song "Territorial Pissings"
  • Rato from Lisbon, PortugalThis song was later covered by the british group DAVE CLARK FIVE with the title "Everybody Get Together" (a single released on February 1970 - #8 in the UK charts). The mp3 file of this track is now available for download in www.discosantigos.com
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