R.I.P. Pete Seeger: The Surprising Twitter Wisdom He Left Behind

Pete Seeger performs at Farm Aid 2013 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs on Sept. 21, 2013

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updated 01/28/2014 AT 2:30 PM ET

originally published 01/28/2014 AT 11:00 AM ET

Folk singer Pete Seeger died on Monday at the age of 94, leaving behind dozens of protest standards and a lifelong commitment to social justice.

He also leaves behind a Twitter account.

From October 2012 up to a few weeks before his death, Seeger dispensed history lessons, aphorisms and folksy jokes on his @Peter_Seeger account. You probably didn’t follow Seeger – he only had a few thousand followers, and may have preferred it that way. But while you remember his legacy, take a few minutes to enjoy some of his greatest wisdom in 140-character packages. As he was fond of saying, “The world will be solved by millions of small things.”

Below, listen to a medley of Seeger’s most famous songs, “Turn, Turn, Turn,” “If I Had a Hammer” and “We Shall Overcome”:

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