I wrote “I’ve Got Peace in My Fingers” for a Peace Week celebration that was being held at the very first preschool for which I taught music, back in the mid-90’s. The director, Susan Monroy (now Klein), created a week of activities that got even the youngest students to think about the nature of peace, about being peaceful and creating peace at school, at home and in the community. Children and their teachers spent time talking about and identifying the roots and downfalls of violence and thinking of alternatives to such behavior and choices.
At the time, I could not find a song for young children that I felt empowered them to be peacemakers (this was long before I found CMN!), and so I tried my hand at writing one for the concert that ended the week-long festivities.
Since that time I have written well over 100 songs for children, but none has had the international journey that this little song has enjoyed. I believe that part of its journey is due to the many CMNers who have sung it and passed it on, and I am deeply thankful.
For lyrics and sheet music, click here: PeaceinMyFingers