Get Together" is a song written in 1963 by a guy named Chet Powers,
who later changed his name to "Dino Valenti." I'm sure that this
song was recorded before The Youngbloods did it in 1967, but I don't
know who by... Valenti didn't release any albums until 1967 either.
An IG version appears on the Epic release of "Strange Fire," but the
lyrics aren't included on the lyric sheet...
Love is but a song we sing
And fear's the way we die.
You can make the mountains ring
Or make the angels cry.
Tho' the bird is on the wing
And you may not know why.
C'mon, people now
Smile on your brother
Ev'rybody get together
Try to love one another right now.
Some will come and some will go
And 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.
If you hear the song we sing
You will understand.
You hold the key to love and fear
In your trembling hand.
Just one key unlocks them both
It's there at your command.