Give Peace a Chance – Printable Lyrics PDF for Kids

“Give Peace a Chance” is an anti-war song written by John Lennon and released as a single in July 1969 by the Plastic Ono Band.

It was the first solo single released by Lennon while he was still a member of the Beatles, and became an anthem of the American anti-war movement during the 1970s.

 

Note

The third verse normally contains a reference to masturbation, but Lennon changed this to “mastication” on the official lyric sheet (although he later regretted it). This is also a word that’s hard to make out in the song.

In order to be able to present this song to kids as a peace song, we, as a website with resources mostly for kids, have used the kid-friendly word both in the lyrics and in the PDF file with lyrics provided on this page.

If the listeners are underage and you, as a parent or educator, have concerns about the use of the word “masturbation” in the recording, listen to the song first (at 1:19 in the video) or refrain from playing the song to children whatsoever.

 

Printable Lyrics PDF

Click on the button to download a PDF file with lyrics to this song for free.

Give Peace a Chance Printable Lyrics PDF for kids

Lyrics

Two, one-two-three-four!
Ev’rybody’s talking ’bout
Bagism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism, Ragism, Tagism
This-ism, that-ism, is-m, is-m, is-m

All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

Hit it
C’mon, ev’rybody’s talking about
Ministers, sinisters, banisters and canisters
Bishops and Fishops and Rabbis and Popeyes and bye-bye, bye-byes

All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

Let me tell you now
Ev’rybody’s talking ’bout
Revolution, evolution, mastication, flagellation, regulation, integrations*
Meditations, United Nations, congratulations

All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

Ev’rybody’s talking ’bout
John and Yoko, Timmy Leary, Rosemary, Tommy Smothers, Bobby Dylan, Tommy Cooper
Derek Taylor, Norman Mailer, Alan Ginsberg, Hare Krishna, Hare, Hare Krishna

All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

 

*regarding the use of a word originally used by John Lennon, please refer to the note in the introduction to this article.

 

Video for Sing-Along

GIVE PEACE A CHANCE. (Ultimate Mix, 2020) - Plastic Ono Band (official music video HD)

 

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