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I'd like to build the world a home
And furnish it with love
Grow apple trees and honey bees
And snow white turtle doves

I'd like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony
I'd like to hold it in my arms
And keep it company

I'd like to see the world for once
All standing hand in hand
And hear them echo through the hills
For peace throughout the land

That's the song I hear
Let the world sing today
A song of peace
That echoes on
And never goes away

I'd like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony

I'd like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony

I'd like to build the world a home
And furnish it with love
Grow apple trees and honey bees
And snow white turtle doves

I'd like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony
I'd like to hold it in my arms
And keep it company



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    CHAMPS Facilitator, Tutor & Au Pair GroupMay 26, 2013 at 10:41 pm
    *singing*
    I'd like to build the world a home.
    And furnish it with LOVE.
    Grow apple trees and honey bees.
    And snow white turtle doves.

    I'd like to teach the world to sing.
    In perfect HARMONY.
    I'd like to hold it in my arms.
    And keep it company.

    I'd like to see the world for once.
    All standing Hand in Hand.
    And hear them echo through the hills.
    For PEACE throughout the Land.

    La la la la la la la la la la la la la la laa.
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    UnregisteredAug 16, 2014 at 12:36 am
    I think It's from god It's definitely heaven sent with lyrics like those I mean c'mon snow white turtle doves dah! That immediately says to me holy spirit and furnish it with love definitely gods words and Jesus id like to hold it in my arms keep it company everybody hand in hand peace through ought the land c'mon guys wake up smell the coffee god is clearly talking to us through that song telling us plainly love thy neighbor It's a shame it wasn't like it was when I was little all little girls loved adored doted on Jesus especially me and I still do I'm 40 on 21st of this month in my head though I'm still only 5 years old n Jesuses best mate/buddyfriend pal/earthly daughter hes my heavenly daddy n I love him so much always have always will love him hes my fav character in the biblex.
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    UnregisteredApr 4, 2014 at 2:13 pm
    This song to me, is about the world getting along the way it was intended when we were all created. At birth we are taught love as this is the first feeling we are given. Only through growing do we learn hatred passed down by generataions. Whether it be skin, religion, or sexual preference. I would like to see a world in my life time or at least help the youngest of the world today realize that there is no need for us to judge one another, it's my belief that we have one judge that we answer to, unless you have done something criminal, it has been my mission to feel and continue with Martin Luther King Jr. 's dream. I have a 3 year old grandgirl and we are going to learn this song, so we can sing it for our school. This to me is the beginning of showing love throughout. I have always said if we were to strip our skin and hair we would all look the same. I don't believe people should discuss their sexual preference that should be a private matter with the person you love. This world has changed much since the times when our elders now, where the youth screaming on the streets for world peace and free love! I wonder why are we not all looking for a better form or democracy for the people, by the people, of the people instead we are forming a dictatorship. With that we all fail. We do have to love one another, good, bad, or indifferent. United we stand, divided we fall! Please all look to your spiritual leader for guidance, stand tall and proud of who you are. Welcome all brothers and sisters. Blessings to all. Sjf.
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    UnregisteredJan 5, 2014 at 3:50 am
    This song brings back memories of the past, coke a cola commercials from the 80's. Warm feeling and love. It is special to me we sang this song in a children church play. I'm now 63 years old and still love this song.it's a song of friendship and hope.lets keep it it going. I would enjoy seeing the coke commercial on t.v. again. thank you.
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    UnregisteredJan 25, 2012 at 10:40 pm
    A marketing agent for coca-cola was at an airport. There was a lot of frustration and anger, but he saw that some people were laughing while drinking a coke. That was the genesis for a tune featured in coca-cola's hilltop commercial, which may be the most famous commercial ever. The tune was so popular, the band who recorded it for coke wrote new lyrics (featuring no brand names), and released a single, titled "i'd like to teach the world to sing (in perfect harmony). "

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