The Kingston Trio recorded the song in Believing it to be a traditional song, they claimed authorship, although upon notice from Seeger they had their. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of "Where Have All The Flowers Gone? / The Kingston Trio Sing Folk Songs" on Discogs. Songfacts®: · Pete Seeger wrote this song as a call for peace. · Seeger's lyrics show how war and suffering can by cyclical in nature: girls pick flowers, men. Peter, Paul, and Mary recorded it in The KT mistakenly took it as a traditional folk song and so attached their name to it, and after Pete Seeger. "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" () is a folk song. The first three verses were written by Pete Seeger in , and published in Sing. Kingston Trio, Bob Shane, Dave Guard, Nick Reynolds - The Kingston Trio Sings Folk Songs: Where Have All The Flowers Gone? - deep RED vinyl Japanese first. Where Have All the Flowers Gone Lyrics by The Kingston Trio from the This Land Is Your Land: The Folk Years album - including song video, artist biography. Thanks to hit versions by the Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul & Mary, and the Byrds, the Seeger-written songs “If I Had a Hammer,” “Where Have All. The Kingston Trio and Peter, Paul and Mary eventually picked it up, too. (Notes 'Where Have All the Flowers Gone - The Songs of Pete Seeger. Where Have All The Flowers Gone? The Kingston Trio were one such group, transforming folk music into a hot commodity and creating a demand -- where none.