Details: This poster has the text to the Bible quote from Ecclesiastes 3:1. At the top it shows a setting sun and says To Every Thing There is a Season .
This text is from the King James version of the Bible, Ecclesiastes 3:1. The Biblical text posits there being a time and place for all things: laughter and sorrow, healing and killing, war and peace, and so on. The lines are open to myriad interpretations, but some see it as a plea for world peace. This text was adapted by the Byrds for their song Turn! Turn! Turn! (to Everything There is a Season), often abbreviated to Turn! Turn! Turn! It was composed to music by Pete Seeger in the 1950s. Seeger waited until 1962 to record it, releasing the song on his album The Bitter and The Sweet on Columbia Records.