Compiled by JackiFromer and ReedFromer

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Introduction

Music was a central component of some of the most important and effective

American progressive movements of the past two centuries. From the Abolition Movement of the early 1800s to the labor activism of the 1920s to the Civil Rights marches of the 1950s and 1960s to the massive protests against the Vietnam War, singing (and songwriting)  consistently played an invaluable role in educating, inspiring, uniting, re-invigorating, and conveying people’s struggles for a more equal, free, just, and peaceful world.

The inclusion of music in these movements was never a dependent consequence of members’ pre-existing talents or interests; rather, many of these efforts actively trained their participants (of all levels of ability) in group singing and cultivated a shared repertoire of protest music.

Songs for a Better World

 Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around

Ain't You Got a Right

The Apple Song (That’s How I  Made My Millions)

 As One

 Banks of Marble

 Blowin’ in the Wind

 Can’t Keep Us Quiet

 Carry it On

 Come Go with Me to that Land

 Dignity

 Down By the Riverside

 Family of Woman and Man

 For What It’s Worth

 Get Together

 Gonna Take Us All

 Have You Been to Jail for Justice

 I Cannot Sleep

 If I Had a Hammer

 If You’re Lookin’ for Freedom

 Imagine

 It Could Be a Wonderful World

 It Isn't Nice

Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream

 Love Can Build a Bridge

 Love Train

 May the Work that I have Done

 Oh, Freedom

 One in the Number

 Paz y Libertad

 People Got to be Free

 Pollution

 There but for Fortune

 This Land is Your Land

 This Little Light of Mine

 Tick Tock

 Wake Up, Everybody

 We Shall Not  Be Moved 

 We Shall Overcome

 Welcome

 What Did You Learn in School Today?

 You Can Get it if You Really Want

 Zipper Songs (duplicated)


Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPuBGcng6Tw

Ain’t gonna let nobody turn me around

Turn me around, turn me around,

Ain’t gonna let nobody turn me around

Gonna keep on a-walkin’ . . . keep on a-talkin’

Gonna build a brand new world

Ain’t gonna let no hatred turn me around

Turn me around, turn me around,

Ain’t gonna let no hatred turn me around

Gonna keep on a-walkin’ . . . keep on a-talkin’

Gonna build a brand new world

Ain’t gonna let no racism . . .

Ain’t gonna let no jailhouse . .

Ain’t gonna let nobody turn me around

Turn me around, turn me around,

Ain’t gonna let nobody turn me around

Gonna keep on a-walkin’ . . . keep on a-talkin’

Gonna build a brand new world


Ain’t You Got a Right by Guy Carawan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paPJ_1TvUkw

Tell my mother (Ain’t you got a right)

Tell my father        (Ain’t you got a right)

All my children   (Ain’t you got a right)

Ain’t you got a right to the tree of life

CHORUS:   Ain’t you got a right (Ain’t you got a right)

Ain’t you got a right (Ain’t you got a right)

Ain’t you got a right (Ain’t you got a right)

To the tree of life

Gonna tell all my brothers (Ain’t you got a right)

Gonna tell all my sisters (Ain’t you got a right)

Gonna tell all the world (Ain’t you got a right)

Ain’t you got a right (Ain’t you got a right)

To the tree of life

 CHORUS

My life will be sweeter (Ain’t you got a right)

So sweet someday (Ain’t you got a right)

Ain’t you got a right (Ain’t you got a right)

To the tree of life

Ain’t you got a right (Ain’t you got a right)

Yes, we all got a right (Ain’t you got a right)

You can tell all the children (Ain’t you got a right)

To the tree of life

We come from a distance (Ain’t you got a right)

Yes, we all got a right (Ain’t you got a right)

Ain’t you got a right (Ain’t you got a right)

To the tree of life


The Apple Song (That’s How I Made My Millions)

by Bernard Gilbert

Well, I bought me an apple for two cents

Polished it and sold it for four

I went back to the apple store with my four cents,

And used ’em to buy two more

Chorus:       And that’s how I made my millions

John Doe is my name

I had nothing; now I’ve got millions –

Anyone can do the same!

 I sold my two apples for eight cents

Used the money to buy four more

Those four brought in fifteen cents,

Which I took right back to the apple store               (Chorus)

 So the next time, I got eight

Polished them and sold them all

I was makin’ money at a mighty rate,

Thinkin’ big, though I started small                 (Chorus)

 By this time I had thirty-two cents,

And turned it into sixty-four

None of this here money I spent,

On things I ate or wore                       (Chorus)

I bought thirty-two apples and sold ’em with pride

I really wasn’t doin’ too bad

And then my wealthy grandpa died,

And he left me everything he had . . .                      (Chorus)

As One  by Billy Preston

(If “I know we can” has the word “can” italicized, take it to the high octave; otherwise, keep it level)

 Understand . . . be understood . . . always stand . . . up for the good

 I know we can . . . we all should live, as one

 Take no more . . . than what you give . . . al – ways stay . . . on positive

 I know we can . . . we all should live, as one

 If humanity, lived in dignity

 What a better place, this whole world would be

 We can find our way, to that brighter day, as one

 See yourself . . . in others’ shoes . . . we don’t have . . . much time to lose

 But I know we can . . . we all should live, as one

 Let your song . . . of peace resound . . . shine your light . . . all around

 I know we can . . . we all should live, as one

 If humanity, lived in dignity

 What a better place, this whole world would be

 We can find our way, to that brighter day, as one

 Sectional parts:

 Baritone & tenor:      As one – doop, buh-do doo-doop, buh-do doo-doop, buh-do doop

 Alto:                           I know we can  .  .  .  I know we can do it  .  .  .

 Soprano:                    People   .  .  .  come together  .  .  .  I said, people  .  .  .  come together

Continue until music builds up to indicate return to bridge

 If humanity, lived in dignity

 What a better place, this whole world would be

(Notice the change!) We can find our way, to that brighter day, if we –

Understand . . . be understood . . . always stand . . . up for the good

I know we can . . . we all should live, as one!


Banks of Marble

by Les Rice  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-o3CJytIPE

I’ve traveled round this country . . . from shore to shining shore

It really made me wonder . . . the things I heard and saw

I saw the weary farmer . . . plowing sod and loam

I heard the auction hammer . . . a-knocking down his home.

But the banks are made of marble . . . with a guard at every door,

And the vaults are stuffed with silver . . . that the farmer sweated for

I saw the seaman standing . . . idly by the shore

I heard the bosses saying . . . “Got no work for you no more.”

But the banks are made of marble . . . with a guard at every door

And the vaults are stuffed with silver . . . that the seaman sweated for

I saw the weary miner . . . scrubbing coal dust from his back

I heard his children cryin’ . . . got no coal to heat the shack

But the banks are made of marble . . . with a guard at every door

And the vaults are stuffed with silver . . . that the miner sweated for

I’ve seen men and women working . . . throughout this mighty land

I pray we’ll get together . . . and together make a stand

Then we’d own those banks of marble . . . with a guard at every door

And we’d share those vaults of silver . . . that we have sweated for


BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld6fAO4idaI

 How many roads must a man walk down,

Before you can call him a man?

How many seas must a white dove sail,

Before she sleeps in the sand?

Yes, how many times must the cannon balls fly,

Before they’re forever banned?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind

The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

 Yes, how many years can a mountain exist,

Before it’s washed to the sea?

Yes, how many years can some people exist,

Before they’re allowed to be free?

Yes, how many times can a man turn his head,

Pretending he just doesn’t see?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind,

The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

Yes, how many times must a man look up,

Before he can see the sky?

Yes, how many ears must one man have,

Before he can hear people cry?

Yes, how many deaths will it take till he knows,

That too many people have died?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind

The answer is blowin’ in the wind.


Can’t Keep Me Quiet Original by Bernard Gilbert; added verses by Reed Fromer

https://vimeo.com/album/4768075/video/244285977 at 1 hour 15 min 30 sec

Chorus:       Well, you can’t keep me quiet, I know too much about it,

You can’t keep me quiet, I know too much about it,

You can’t keep me quiet, I know too much about it . . .

I’m gonna tell what I know!

There’s a little white man in a big White House,

Thinks the truth is a light . . . and he can put it out

He’s ready to corner the market on lies

But he ain’t gonna pull the wool, over my eyes, I said you –                 (Chorus)

You say that this nation . . . can only be strong

By tellin’ some someone . . . that they don’t belong

Turnin’ neighbor on neighbor . . . and friend against friend

We’ve been there, and done that, and never again . . . no you –             (Chorus)

 You say there’s a limit . . . to what we should know

And to what we can say, and to where we can go

You’d like to make it illegal . . . to give you the blues

If you think we’re gonna take it, better turn on the news, ’cause you – (Chorus)

We’ll be talkin’ online . . . we’ll be out in the street,

To say that losin’ one battle . . . don’t mean we’ve been beat

So out of the shadows . . . and into the sun,

You think it’s loud now, we ain’t even begun . . . no you –                    (Chorus)


Carry It On

by Gil Turner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ1AE4lgYSk

There’s a man by my side walking

There’s a voice, within me talking

There’s a voice, within me saying

Carry on, carry it on

They will tell, their empty stories

Send their dogs, to bite our bodies

They will lock, us up in prison

Carry on, carry it on

 When you can’t go, on any longer

Take the hand, hand of your brother

Every victory brings another

Carry it on, carry it on

Carry on, carry it on


Come Go with Me to That Land  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duQkrazZdoc

 Come go with me to that land

Come go with me to that land

Come go with me to that land, where I’m bound

Come go with me to that land

Come go with me to that land

Come go with me to that land, where I’m bound!

They’ll be singin’ in that land

They’ll be singin’ in that land

They’ll be singin’ in that land, where I’m bound

They’ll be singin’ in that land

They’ll be singin’ in that land

They’ll be singin’ in that land, where I’m bound

———————

There is justice in that land . . .

There’s no hunger in that land . . .

Ain’t no racism in that land . . .

There is friendship in that land . . .

There is freedom in that land . . .


Dignity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edm7gzw_yi4

What’s our dignity worth?         You can’t buy it!

What’s our dignity worth?         It’s not for sa – a – a – ale

If you put it on a scale, our dignity will prevail

You can’t buy it ’cause it’s not for sale!

What’s our struggle worth?       You can’t buy it!

What’s our struggle worth?       It’s not for sa – a – a – ale

If you put it on a scale, our struggle will prevail

You can’t buy it ’cause it’s not for sale!

3) unity        4) friendship          5) freedom

Remember, opening line of each verse will also be the entity that prevails if put on a scale: “…our unity will prevail,” etc.


Down by the Riverside https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfM8giSMHvU

I’m gonna lay down, my sword and shield . . . down by the riverside

Down by the riverside . . . down by the riverside

I’m gonna lay down my sword and shield . . . down by the riverside

Gonna study . . . war no more

CHORUS

I ain’t gonna study war no more, ain’t gonna study war no more

Ain’t gonna study . . . war no more

I ain’t gonna study war no more . . . ain’t gonna study war no more

Ain’t gonna study . . . war no more

I’m gonna lay down, that atom bomb . . . down by the riverside (etc.)...CHORUS

I’m gonna join hands, around the world (etc.)...CHORUS

Family of Woman and Man

by George Fouke

Some of us were born near the North and South pole,

Where the low temperatures are mean

Some appeared in more moderate zones,

Somewhere in between

But wherever you happened to squeeze out . . .

Whatever the name of that land,

All of us are members of the family of (Bomp bomp!) Woman and man!

CHORUS

All of us are members . . . all of us are members . . .

All of us are members of the family.

And we bid you to remember . . . as you . . . carry out your plan

All of us are members of the family of (Bomp bomp!) woman and man!

Some are the color of peaches and cream,

Some of pumpkin pie

Some are the color of banana nut bread,

And some of Russian rye

But whatever color you happen to be, it’s plain as the back of your hand,

All of us are members of the family of (Bomp bomp!) Woman and man!                CHORUS

Some of us are shaped like cucumbers, Some are shaped like pears,

Some are smooth, like dolphins and eels,

And some are hairy like bears.

But whatever your shape or texture . . . whatever your cosmetic plan,

All of us are members of the family of (Bomp bomp!) Woman and man!                CHORUS

Some take lovers of the opposite sex

Some prefer their own kind

Some say variety’s the spice of life,

And some can’t make up their mind

But whatever your orientation . . . whatever your libido demands

All of us are members of the family of (Bomp bomp!) Woman and man!                CHORUS

Now there are those among us . . .

Who are dangerous, that’s for sure

To protect their privileges, they would drag us into war

But the family will rise above them

And strip them of their power

And guarantee the future . . . against that midnight hour!                                               CHORUS


For What It’s Worth

by Stephen Stills at 1 hour 13 min https://vimeo.com/album/4768075/video/244285977

There’s something happening here

What it is ain’t exactly clear

There’s a man with a gun over there

Telling me . . . I got to beware

It’s time to STOP! Children, what’s that sound?

Everybody look what’s going down!

Battle lines been drawn

Nobody’s right… if everybody’s wrong

Young people speakin’ their minds

Getting so much resistance . . . from behind,

It’s time to STOP! Children, what’s that sound?

Everybody look what’s going down!

What a field day for the heat

A thou-sand people in the street

Singing songs… and carrying signs

What they’re sayin’, “Hooray for our side”

It’s time to STOP! Children, what’s that sound?

Everybody look what’s going down!

Paranoia strikes deep

In – to – your – life – it - will – creep

Starts when you’re always afraid

Step out of line… th’ man comes… and takes you away

It’s time to STOP! Children, what’s that sound?

Everybody look what’s going down!

STOP! Children, what’s that sound?

Everybody look what’s going down!

STOP! Children, what’s that sound?

Everybody look - what’s going dowwwwwwwn!


Get Together https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53XyCbIJGKY

Love is but a song to sing . . . fear’s the way we die

You can make the mountains ring . . . or make the angels cry

Though the bird is on the wing . . . and you may not know why

CHORUS:   Come on, people now,

Smile on your brother

Everybody get together,

Try to love one another, right now

Some may come and some may go . . . 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

CHORUS

If you hear the song I sing . . . you will understand (listen!)

You hold the key to love and fear . . . all in your trembling hand

Just one key unlocks them both . . . it’s there at your command

CHORUS


Gonna Take Us All

by Jon Fromer https://www.google.com/search?q=youtube+gonna+take+us+all+jon+fromer&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari

We need the Buddhists and the Baptists

The Quakers and Catholics, too

The atheists and agnostics

The Muslims and the Jews

We need people of all nations

All colors and all creeds To put an end to war, now And put an end to greed

Chorus:      Gonna take us all, to make a change

Take us all, to win the peace

Gonna take us all in the streets

Gonna take us all . . . . . . . . . Gonna take us all

We need the immigrants and the unions

The Greens and the gays

The hip-hoppers and . . . be-boppers, And Women for Equal Pay

Farm workers out in the sun, The homeless out in the rain

The seniors and the soccer moms

For a world that is humane                        Chorus

We need your friends and your neighbors

The poets and the painters Socialists and the anarchists Pacifists and the humanists Every culture and community,

It takes black and white and brown

Sometimes we won’t see eye to eye,

But we stand on common ground             Chorus


Have You Been to Jail for Justice

by Anne Feeney  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuwsjKvOIoQ

Was it Cesar Chavez? Or maybe Dorothy Day?

Some say Dr. King or Gandhi set them on their way

No matter who your mentors are, it’s pretty plain to see

If you’ve been to jail for justice . . . you’re in good company

CHORUS:

Have you been to jail for justice? I wanna shake your hand

Sitting in and lying down are ways to take a stand

Have you sung a song for freedom? Or marched that picket line?

Have you been to jail for justice? Then you’re a friend of mine!

You law abiding citizens, come listen to this song

Laws were made by people . . . and people can be wrong

Once unions were against the law, but slavery was fine

Women were denied the vote, and children worked the mine

The more you study history, the less you can deny it

A rotten law stays on the books ’til folks with guts defy it!

CHORUS

The law’s supposed to serve us, and so are the police

And when the system fails, it’s up to us to speak our peace

It takes eternal vigilance, for justice to prevail

So get courage from your convictions – let them haul you off to jail!

CHORUS


I Cannot Sleep

by Malvina Reynolds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fQiOEYPutk

I cannot sleep, for thinking of the children

Who cannot sleep, gone supperless to bed.

I cannot sleep, for thinking of the young ones

Who roam the roads, no place to lay their head.

Chorus: If there were one, it would be cause to wonder,

If there were one, it would be cause to weep,

But they are numbered into many thousands,

And for each one, I cannot sleep.

The stores are full, the bins are overflowing,

In sight of food, the hungry children wait,

While on the street, the lines are gettin’ longer

Because at home, there’s nothing on their plate.

Chorus

We will not sleep, my sisters from the city,

We will not sleep, my brothers from the plow,

’Til we have shared, the wealth we have created

And there is food, for those who hunger now.

Chorus

’Til there are none . . . we will not sleep


If I Had a Hammer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxWTDcP9Y5E

If I had a hammer . . . I’d hammer in the morning

I’d hammer in the evening . . . all over this land

I’d hammer out danger . . . I’d hammer out a warning

I’d hammer out love between, my brothers and my sisters,

All, over this land!

If I had a bell . . . I’d ring it in the morning

I’d ring it in the evening . . . all over this land

I’d ring out danger . . . I’d ring out a warning

I’d ring out love between, my brothers and my sisters,

All, over this land!

If I had a song . . . I’d sing it in the morning

I’d sing it in the evening . . . all over this land

I’d sing out danger . . . I’d sing out a warning

I’d sing out love between, my brothers and my sisters

All, over this land, oh

Well, I’ve got a hammer . . . and I’ve got a bell

And I’ve got a song – to – sing, all over this land

It’s the hammer of justice . . . it’s the bell of free-ee-dom

It’s the song about love between, my brothers and my sisters

It’s the hammer of justice . . . it’s the bell of free-ee-dom

It’s the song about love between, my brothers and my sisters

All, over this land!

 Songwriters: Lee Hays / Pete Seeger

If You're Lookin’ for Freedom

by Jon Fromer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSUhuYwr_4U

If you’re lookin’ for freedom

You won’t find it alo–o–o–one

But if we walk that road together

Freedom’s gonna light the way home!

If you’re lookin’ for justice

You won’t find it alo–o–o–one

But if we walk that road together

Justice gonna light the way home!

If you’re lookin for peace . . .

You won’t find it alo–o–o–one

But if we walk that road together

Peace gonna light the way home!

If you’re lookin’ for victory . . .

You won’t find it alo–o–o–one

But if we walk that road together

Justice gonna light the way home!

If . . . you’re . . . still . . . lookin’ for freedom

You won’t find it alo–o–o–one

But if we walk that road together

Freedom’s gonna light . . . freedom’s gonna light . . .

Freedom’s gonna light the way home!

Imagine   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwUGSYDKUxU

Imagine there’s no heaven . . . it’s easy if you try

No hell below us . . . above us only sky

Imagine all the people . . . living for today, yoo-hoo . . .

Chorus:       You may say I’m a dreamer

But I’m not the only one

I hope someday, you’ll join us

And the world will live as one

Imagine there’s no countries . . . it isn’t hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for . . . and no religion too

Imagine all the people . . . living life in peace, yoo-hoo . . .

Chorus

Imagine no possessions . . . I wonder if you can

No need for greed or hunger . . . or folks with empty hands

Imagine all the people . . .  sharing all the world, yoo-hoo . . .

Chorus

 Songwriter: John Lennon   Imagine lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing


It Could Be a Wonderful World (updated)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k53lbOhtMH4

If we could consider each other

A neighbor, a sister, or brother

It could be a wonderful, wonderful world, It could be a wonderful world . . . oh yes,

It could be a wonderful world

If each little kid could have fresh milk each day

If each homeless soul had a good place to stay

If all of our work left enough time to play

It could be a wonderful world

If we could consider each other

A neighbor, a sister, or brother

It could be a wonderful, wonderful world, It could be a wonderful world . . . oh yes,

It could be a wonderful world

If friendship and peace could be found everywhere,

If each of us knew how to give and to share,

If we could just treat one another with care,

It could be a wonderful world

If we could consider each other


A neighbor, a sister, or brother I

t could be a wonderful, wonderful world,

It could be a wonderful world . . . oh yes,

It could be a wonderful world


It Isn’t Nice

by Malvina Reynolds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvC4xq32AX8  

It isn’t nice to block the doorway,

It isn’t nice to go to jail,

There are nicer ways to do it,

But the nice ways always fail.

It isn’t nice, it isn’t nice,

You told us once, you told us twice,

But if that is Freedom’s price,

We don’t mind.

It isn’t nice to carry banners

Or to sit in on the floor,

Or to shout our cry of Freedom

At the hotel and the store.

It isn’t nice, it isn’t nice,

You told us once, you told us twice,

But if that is Freedom’s price,

We don’t mind.

We have tried negotiations

And the three-man picket line,1

Mr. Charlie2 didn’t see us

And he might as well be blind.

Now our new ways aren’t nice

When we deal with men of ice,

But if that is Freedom’s price,

We don’t mind.

How about those years of lynchings

And the shot in Evers’ back?

Did you say it wasn’t proper,

Did you stand upon the track?

You were quiet just like mice,

Now you say we aren’t nice,

And if that is Freedom’s price,

We don’t mind.

It isn’t nice to block the doorway,

It isn’t nice to go to jail,

There are nicer ways to do it

But the nice ways always fail.

It isn’t nice, it isn’t nice,

But thanks for your advice,

Cause if that is Freedom’s price,

We don’t mind.


Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Pf_DntbQ8Y

Last night I had the strangest dream

I ever dreamed before

I dreamed the world had all agreed

To put an end to war

I dreamed I saw a mighty room

Full of women and men

And the paper they were signing said

They’d never fight again

And when the papers all were signed

And a million copies made

They all joined hands end bowed their heeds

And grateful prayers were prayed

And the people in the streets below

Were dancing round and round

And guns and swords and uniforms

Were scattered on the ground

Last night I had the strangest dream

I ever dreamed before

I dreamed the world had all agreed

To put an end to war

 Songwriters: Ed Mc Curdy Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream lyrics © T.R.O. Inc.


Love Can Build a Bridge  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmxJ7OzhCTY

I’d gladly walk across the desert, with no shoes upon my feet

To share with you the last bite . . . of bread I had to eat

I would swim right out to save you . . . in your sea of broken dreams

When all your hopes are sinkin’ . . . let me show you what love means

Love can build a bridge

Between your heart and mine

Love can build a bridge

Don’t you think it’s time?

Don’t you think it’s time?

I would whisper love so loudly, every heart would understand

That love and only love . . . can join the tribes of man

I would give my heart’s desire . . . so, that you might see

The first step is to realize, that it all begins with you and me

Chorus

When we stand together

It’s our finest hour

We can do anything (anything), anything (anything)

Keep believin’ in love’s power!

Chorus

Don’t you think it’s time . . .



Love Train

by Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u60-jGiSyRU

CHORUS:  People all over the world  .  .  .  join hands  .  .  .

Start a love train  .  .  .  a love train  .  .  .

People all over the world  .  .  .  join hands  .  .  .

Start a love train  .  .  .  a love train  .  .  .

 First stop we make  .  .  .  will be England

Tell all the folks in Russia, and China too

Don’t you know it’s time  .  .  .  to get on board, now

And let this train come ridin’ . . ridin through, oh, oh, ohhhh – Chorus

All you brothers  .  .  .  over in Africa

Tell all the folks in Egypt, and Israel too

Please don’t miss this train  .  .  .  at the station

’Cause if you miss it, I feel sorry, sorry for you, oh, oh, ohhhh – Chorus

Come on and ride  (Ride ride  .  .  .  ride, ride)

Come on and ride  (Ride ride  .  .  .  ride, ride)

Come on and ride  (Ride ride  .  .  .  ride, ride)

Come on and ride  (Ride ride)  Ohhh, ohhh –

Chorus – add on one “People all over the world!” at end


May the Work I’ve Have Done Speak for Me  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdhh1Hr7DzE

May the work that I have done speak for me

May the work that I have done speak for me

If I fall short of my goal

Someone else will take a hold

May the work that I have done speak for me

May the marches I’ve been on speak for me . . .

May the songs that I have sung speak for me . . .

May the friends that I have made speak for me . . .

May the rights that I have won speak for me . . .

May the work that I have done speak for me . . .


OH, FREEDOM

[civil rights song] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veiJLhXdwn8

Ohhh, oh, freedom . . . ohhh, oh, freedom

Ohhhhhhh, freedom over me (Over me)

And before I’d be a slave . . . I’d be buried in my grave.

And I’ll fight . . . for my right . . . to be free.

No more racism . . . no more racism

No more racism, over me (Over me)

And before I’d be a slave . . . I’d be buried in my grave.

And I’ll fight . . . for my right . . . to be free.

No more hatred . . . No more hunger . . .

Ohhh, oh freedom . . .


One in the Number

by Jon Fromer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTGkZqxkg14


CHORUS: I just want to be . . . one in the number

One in the sea of people, out in the street

I just want to be . . . one in the many

One in the millions, who stand up for peace.


Hand in hand . . . side by side

Together we’re turning the pages of time

Step by step . . . friend by friend

Every color in a rainbow design                               (CHORUS)

Verse by verse . . . chorus by chorus

Together we’re blowin’ the winds, of change

Hope by hope . . . fear by fear

We are a part of a long freedom train                       (CHORUS)

We’re flying our banners

Painting our poems

We’re turning the pages

Stirring the waters

Singing the chorus, telling the stories

One in the number . . . one in the many

One in the millions, who stand up for peace!


Paz y Libertad

by Josè-Luis Orozco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMZjWOs_4jo

CHORUS: Paz . . . queremos paz . . . y libertad . . . en este mundo

Paz . . . queremos paz . . . y libertad . . . en este mundo

Ya no mas hambre, ya no mas guerra,

Queremos paz en esta tierra

Ya no mas hambre, ya no mas guerra,

Queremos paz en esta tierra                           (CHORUS)

Para los ninos, para los viejos,

Para los pobres, queremos paz

Para los ninos, para los viejos,

Para los pobres, queremos paz                       (CHORUS)

Para la gente, de cada nacion,

Queremos paz, y liberacion

Para la gente, de cada nacion,

Queremos paz, y liberacion                            (CHORUS)


People Got to Be Free

Felix Cavaliere/Eddie Brigat (additional lyric from Keb Mo’ cover) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYYQx9K6Cb0

All the world over, so easy to see

People everywhere just wanna be free

Listen, people, listen, that’s the way it should be


Peace in the valley, people got to be free

You should see . . . what a beautiful world this would be


If everyone learned, to live together

It seems to me . . . it’s such an easy, easy thing to see

Why can’t we learn, to love one another?

All the world over, so easy to see

People everywhere just wanna be free

I can’t understand it, so simple to me

Peace in the valley, people got to be free

If there’s a man . . . who’s down and needs a helpin’ hand

All it takes, is you, to understand and to see him through

It seems to me . . . we gotta solve it individually

And I’ll do unto you, what you do to me

So let’s shout it from the mountains on down to the sea

No two ways about it, people got to be free

Ask me my opinion, my opinion will be,

It’s a nat’ral situation for us all to be free      (Instrumental break)

Oh what a feeling’s just come over me

Enough to move a mountain or to make the blind see

Everybody’s singin’, baby, let’s go see

Peace in the valley, now they wanna be free

There’s a freedom train comin’ .  .  .  comin’ for me and you

Hope it don’t take too long, now  .  .  .  ’cause it’s long overdue

All the world over, so easy to see

People everywhere just wanna be free

Listen, people, listen, that’s the way it should be

Peace in the valley, people got to be free

Ohhhh, they got to be free!


Pollution

by Tom Lehrer  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGFbS_jdSl0

If you visit American city,

You will find it very pretty

Just two things of which you must beware:

Don’t drink the water, don’t breathe the air!

Pollution, pollution, they got smog and sewage and mud

Turn on your tap and get hot and cold running crud

See the halibuts and the sturgeons

Being wiped out by detergeons

Fish gotta swim and birds gotta fly,

But they don’t last long if they try

Pollution, pollution, you can use the latest toothpaste

Then rinse your mouth with industrial waste

Just go out for a breath of air,

Then you’re ready for Medicare

The city streets are really quite a thrill –

If the hoods don’t get you, the monoxide will!

Pollution, pollution, wear a gas mask and a veil

Then you can breathe, ’long as you don’t inhale

Lots of things there that you can drink,

But stay away from the kitchen sink

The breakfast garbage that you throw into the Bay,

They drink at lunch in San Jose

So go to the city, see the crazy people there.

Like lambs to the slaughter  [musical break]

They’re drinking the water, and brea – thing *cough* the air!


There But For Fortune

by Phil Ochs  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JgZgd_xe_Y

Show me a prison, show me a jail

Show me a prisoner whose face has grown pale

And I’ll show you a young man with so many reasons why

There but for fortune, go you or I . . . you or I

Show me an alley, show me a train

Show me a hobo who sleeps in the rain

And I’ll show you a young man with so many reasons why

There but for fortune, go you or I . . . you or I

Show me the famine, show me the frail

Eyes with no future, that show how we fail

And I’ll show you the children with so many reasons why

There but for fortune, go you or I . . . you or I

Show me the country where bombs had to fall

Show me the ruins of buildings once so tall

And I’ll show you a young land with many reasons why

There but for fortune, go you or I . . . you or I There but for fortune, go you or I . . . you or I


THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND

by Woody Guthrie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxiMrvDbq3s

This land is your land . . . this land is my land

From California . . . to the New York island

From the redwood forest . . . to the Gulf Stream wa-a-ters

This land was made for you and me!

As I was walking . . . that ribbon of highway . . .

I saw above me . . . that endless skyway

I saw below me . . . that golden valley . . . this land was made for you and me!

I’ve roamed and rambled . . . and I followed my footsteps

To the sparkling sands of . . . her diamond deserts;

And all around me . . . a voice was sounding . . . this land was made for you and me!

When the sun came shining . . . and I was strolling,

And the wheat fields waving . . . and the dust clouds rolling,

As the fog was lifting . . . a voice was chanting . . . this land was made for you and me!

Was a big old sign there . . . that tried to stop me

And on the sign, it . . . said “No Trespassing”

But on the other side . . . it didn’t say nothing . . . that side was made for you and me!


This Little Light of Mine   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2kDsqGeoLU

This little light of mine,

I’m gonna let it shine

This little light of mine,

I’m gonna let it shine

This little light of mine,

I’m gonna let it shine

Let it shine,

Let it shine, Let it shine

I’ve got the light of freedom . . .

I’ve got the light of justice . . .

Everywhere I go . . .

All over this whole wide world . . .

This little light of mine . . .


Tick Tock

by Stevie Ray Vaughn  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU7b65SmZ_s

Narration:    One night, while sleeping in my bed, I had a beautiful dream . . . that all the people of the world got together on the same wavelength, and began to help each other . . . . . now in this dream, universal love was the theme of the day . . . . . . peace and understanding . . . and it happened this way:

The sick, and the hungry . . . had smiles on their faces

The poor, and the homeless . . . had family all around

The streets, and the cities . . . were beautiful places

And the walls came tumbling down

People of the world  .  .  .  all had it together

Had it together . . . for the boys, and the girls

Children of the world . . . looked forward to the future . . . remember,

Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock peo – ple . . . time’s tickin’ away

Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock peo – ple . . . time’s tickin’ away

I had a vision, of a blue sky . . . from sea to shinin’ sea

The trees, and the forests . . . stood strong and tall again

Everything was clean and pretty . . . and save for you and me

The worst of enemies . . . became the best of friends

People of the world  .  .  .  all had it together

Had it together . . . for the boys, and the girls

Children of the world . . . looked forward to the future . . . remember,

Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock peo – ple . . . time’s tickin’ away

Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock peo – ple . . . time’s tickin’ away

. . . time . . . time keeps on, keepin’ on (3X)

Time keeps tickin’ away . . .

Musical break, pre-chorus, chorus out


Wake Up Everybody

by Teddy Pendergrass  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyAuATJXc14

Wake up, everybody, no more sleeping in bed

No more backward thinking, time for thinkin’ ahead

The world has changed so very much, from how it used to be

There is so much hatred  .  .  .  war and poverty

Wake up, all you teachers; time to teach a new way

Maybe then they’ll listen  .  .  .  to what you have to say

They’re the ones still growin’ up; the future’s in their hands

When you teach the children, teach them the very best you can  .  .  .

The world won’t get no better .  .  .  if we just, let it be

The world won’t get no better .  .  .  we gotta change it  .  .  .  you & me

Wake up, all you doctors, make the sick people well

They’re the ones who suffer .  .  .  and catch all the hell

They don’t have so very long, before their judgment day

So won’t you give them comfort  .  .  .  before they pass away?

’Cause the world –

The world won’t get no better .  .  .  if we just, let it be

The world won’t get no better .  .  .  we gotta change it  .  .  .  you & me

Wake up, all you builders, time to build a new land

I know we can do it, if we all lend a hand

Only thing we have to do, is put it in our minds

Surely things can work out  .  .  .  it happens all the time

The world won’t get no better .  .  .  if we just, let it be

The world won’t get no better .  .  .  we gotta change it – CHANGE IT!

Change it .  .  .  I said the world –

The world won’t get no better .  .  .  if we just, let it be

The world won’t get no better .  .  .  we gotta change it – CHANGE IT!

Change it .  .  .  just you & me


We Shall Not Be Moved   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuZnoO2pAOE

We  . .  .  shall not, we shall not be moved

We  . .  .  shall not, we shall not be moved,

Just like a tree, that’s standing by the wa – a – ter

We, shall not be moved!

Standing all together, we shall not be moved

Standing all together, we shall not be moved,

Just like a tree, that’s standing by the wa – a – ter

We, shall not be moved!

Fighting for our freedom  .  .  .

Young & old together  .  .  .

Everyone united  .  .  .

Fighting for our future  .  .  .

Oh, we  . . . shall not  . .  .


We Shall Overcome   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhnPVP23rzo

We shall overcome  .  .  .  we shall overcome

We shall overcome, some day

Oh, deep in my heart  .  .  .  I do believe

That we shall overcome someday

We shall live in peace  .  . .  we shall live in peace

We shall live in peace, some day

Oh, deep in my heart  .  .  .  I do believe

That we shall overcome someday

We’ll walk hand in hand  .  .  .  we’ll walk hand in hand

We’ll walk hand in hand some day

Oh, deep in my heart  .  .  .  I do believe

That we shall overcome someday

We shall all be free  .  .  .  we shall all be free

We shall all be free some day

Oh, deep in my heart  .  .  .  I do believe

That we shall overcome someday

We are not afraid  .  .  .  we are not afraid

We are not afraid today

Oh, deep in my heart  .  .  .  I do believe

That we shall overcome someday

We are not alone  .  .  .  we are not alone

We are not alone today

Oh, deep in my heart  .  .  .  I do believe

That we shall overcome someday

We shall overcome  .  .  .  we shall overcome

We shall overcome, some day

Oh, deep in my heart  .  .  .  I do believe

That we shall overcome someday


WELCOME

Jon Fromer   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Fjy2nKs5Q

Wel – come . . . come on into my land

It’s your land too, now . . . wanna shake your hand

Wanna know your story . . . the journey you’ve been on

Wanna hear your language . . . wanna learn you songs

The earth knows no borders . . . just one sky above

And friendship has no fences . . . no walls can stop the love

Wel – come . . . make my home yours

These arms are open . . . and so are the doors

Faces of the world are all around us today . . . many voices make for harmony . . . let the music play

My life is richer, for your presence today

Let’s break bread together . . . while our children play

Wel – come . . . I hope you like it here

I hope that you are safe . . . and your children without fear

But if they come to take you . . . in the dead of the night

I’ll be there beside you . . . to stand up for your rights


I will harbor you, I’ll fight for you, as you would do for me

And when everyone is welcome . . . we will all be free!


Wel – come . . . I say, wel – come . . .

You are welllllllll – come!


What Did You Learn In School Today?

by Tom Paxton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHI5NIlD6aU

What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine?

What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine?

I learned that Washington never told a lie,

I learned that soldiers seldom die,

I learned that everybody’s free,

And that’s what the teacher said to me,

And that’s what I learned in school today, that’s what I learned in school

What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine?

What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine?

I learned that policemen are my friends, I learned that justice never ends,

I learned that murderers pay for their crimes,

Even if we make a mistake sometimes,

And that’s what I learned in school today, that’s what I learned in school

What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine?

What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine?

I learned that war is not so bad,

I learned about the great ones that we had.

We fought in Germany and in France

And some day I might get my chance.

And that’s what I learned in school today, that’s what I learned in school

What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine?

What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine?

I learned our government must be strong;

It’s always right and never wrong!

Our leaders are the finest men

And we elect them again and again,

And that’s what I learned in school today, that’s what I learned in school


You Can Get it if You Really Want

Jimmy Cliff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hKc-mxGp-g

 CHORUS:  You can get it if you really want

You can get it if you really want

You cab get it if you really want, but you must try . . . Try and try . . .

Try and tryyyyyyyy . . .

You’ll succeed at last

Heavy loads  .  .  .  you will bear

Win or lose you’ve got to get your share

Get your mind set on a dream

You can get it, the harder’t may seem, now

CHORUS

Rome . . was . . not . . built in a day

Opposition, will come your way

But the harder, the battle may seem

It’s the sweeter, the vic – to – ry, now

CHORUS


Zipper Songs

The songs that follow are duplicates of some of those already included in the alphabetical section of this book. We’ve grouped them in this section so that they can be easily accessed for singing at marches and rallies. They form a subgenre of protest music known as “zipper songs.”

Rather than the conventional verse-chorus format, a zipper song generally consists of the same verse pattern sung repeatedly, with only one key word or phrase varying from one verse to the next.

This style offers several benefits to the function of protest music. The repetitive arrangement makes the songs easy to pick up; by the end of a verse or two, even first- time participants can catch the pattern and join in confidently. They’re also the most adaptable of songs; the reliability of the verse form frees the singers up to tailor the variable portion to whatever the struggle of the moment happens to be. Many of these songs have been employed with equal comfort by civil rights, labor, and antiwar movements.


Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPuBGcng6Tw

Ain’t gonna let nobody turn me around . . . turn me around . . . turn me around,

Ain’t gonna let nobody turn me around, gonna keep on a-walkin’ . . . keep on a-talkin’

Gonna build a brand new world

2) Ain’t gonna let no hatred . . .            3) Ain’t gonna let no racism  .  .  .

4) Ain’t gonna let no jailhouse  .  .  .     5)Ain’t gonna let nobody  .  .  .

  

Come Go with Me to That Land  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duQkrazZdoc

Come go with me to that land

Come go with me to that land

Come go with me to that land, where I’m bound

Come go with me to that land

Come go with me to that land

Come go with me to that land, where I’m bound!

They’ll be singin’ in that land

They’ll be singin’ in that land

They’ll be singin’ in that land, where I’m bound

They’ll be singin’ in that land

They’ll be singin’ in that land

They’ll be singin’ in that land, where I’m bound

———————

There is justice in that land . . .

There’s no hunger in that land . . .

Ain’t no racism in that land . . .

There is friendship in that land . . .

There is freedom in that land . . .


Dignity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edm7gzw_yi4

What’s our dignity worth?     You can’t buy it!

What’s our dignity worth?     It’s not for sa – a – a – ale

If you put it on a scale, our dignity will prevail

You can’t buy it ’cause it’s not for sale!

What’s our struggle worth?    You can’t buy it!

What’s our struggle worth?    It’s not for sa – a – a – ale


If you put it on a scale, our struggle will prevail

You can’t buy it ’cause it’s not for sale!

3) unity 4) friendship 5) freedom

Remember, opening line of each verse will also be the entity that prevails if put on a scale: “…our unity will prevail,” etc.

  

Down by the Riverside https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfM8giSMHvU

I’m gonna lay down, my sword and shield . . . down by the riverside

Down by the riverside . . . down by the riverside

I’m gonna lay down my sword and shield . . . down by the riverside

Gonna study . . . war no more

I ain’t gonna study war no more, ain’t gonna study war no more

Ain’t gonna study . . . war no more

I ain’t gonna study war no more . . . ain’t gonna study war no more

Ain’t gonna study . . . war no more

I’m gonna lay down, that atom bomb . . . down by the riverside (etc.)

I’m gonna join hands, around the world (etc.)


If You're Lookin’ for Freedom

by Jon Fromer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSUhuYwr_4U

If you’re lookin’ for freedom

You won’t find it alo–o–o–one

But if we walk that road together

Freedom’s gonna light the way home!

If you’re lookin’ for justice

You won’t find it alo–o–o–one

But if we walk that road together


Justice gonna light the way home!

If you’re lookin for peace . . .

You won’t find it alo–o–o–one

But if we walk that road together

Peace gonna light the way home!

If you’re lookin’ for victory . . .

You won’t find it alo–o–o–one

But if we walk that road together

Justice gonna light the way home!


If . . . you’re . . . still . . . lookin’ for freedom

You won’t find it alo–o–o–one

But if we walk that road together

Freedom’s gonna light . . . freedom’s gonna light . . .

Freedom’s gonna light the way home!

  

May the Work I’ve Have Done Speak for Me  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdhh1Hr7DzE

May the work that I have done speak for me

May the work that I have done speak for me

If I fall short of my goal

Someone else will take a hold

May the work that I have done speak for me

May the marches I’ve been on speak for me . . .

May the songs that I have sung speak for me . . .

May the friends that I have made speak for me . . .

May the rights that I have won speak for me . . .

May the work that I have done speak for me . . .


This Little Light of Mine   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2kDsqGeoLU

This little light of mine . . . I’m gonna let it shine

This little light of mine . . . I’m gonna let it shine

This little light of mine . . . I’m gonna let it shine

Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

2) I’ve got the light of freedom . . .      3) I’ve got the light of justice . . .

4) Everywhere I go . . .       5) All over this whole wide world . . .

6) This little light of mine . . .

 

We Shall Overcome https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhnPVP23rzo

We shall overcome  .  .  .  we shall overcome  .  .  .  we shall overcome, some day

Oh, deep in my heart  .  .  .  I do believe  . . . that we shall overcome someday

We shall live in peace  .  . .  we shall live in peace  .  .  .  we shall live in peace, some day

Oh, deep in my heart  .  .  .  I do believe  .  .  .  that we shall overcome someday

We’ll walk hand in hand  .  .  .  we’ll walk hand in hand  .  .  .  we’ll walk hand in hand some day

Oh, deep in my heart  .  .  .  I do believe  .  .  .  that we shall overcome someday

We shall all be free  .  .  .  we shall all be free  .  .  .  we shall all be free some day

Oh, deep in my heart  .  .  .  I do believe  .  .  .  that we shall overcome someday

We are not afraid  .  .  .  we are not afraid  .  .  .  we are not afraid today

Oh, deep in my heart  .  .  .  I do believe  .  .  .  that we shall overcome someday

We are not alone  .  .  .  we are not alone  .  .  .  we are not alone today

Oh, deep in my heart  .  .  .  I do believe  .  .  .  that we shall overcome someday

We shall overcome  .  .  .  we shall overcome  .  .  .  we shall overcome, some day

Oh, deep in my heart  .  .  .  I do believe  .  .  .  that we shall overcome someday


We Shall Not Be Moved https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuZnoO2pAOE

We  .  .  .  shall not, we shall not be moved

We  .  .  .  shall not, we shall not be moved,


Just like a tree, that’s standing by the wa – a – ter

We, shall not be moved!


Standing all together, we shall not be moved

Standing all together, we shall not be moved,

Just like a tree, that’s standing by the wa – a – ter

We, shall not be moved!

Fighting for our freedom  .  .  .

Young & old together  .  .  .

Everyone united  .  .  .

Fighting for our future  .  .  .

Oh, we  . . . shall not  .  .  .

  

OH, FREEDOM [civil rights song] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veiJLhXdwn8

Ohhh, oh, freedom . . . ohhh, oh, freedom

Ohhhhhhh, freedom over me (Over me)

And before I’d be a slave . . . I’d be buried in my grave.

And I’ll fight . . . for my right . . . to be free.

No more racism . . . no more racism

No more racism, over me (Over me)

And before I’d be a slave . . . I’d be buried in my grave.

And I’ll fight . . . for my right . . . to be free.

3)  No more hatred . . .      4)  No more hunger . . .       5)  Ohhh, oh freedom . . .

  

 

SONGS BELOW NOT IN SONG BOOK – Lyrics & Links

 Bitter Wind Angry Rain 

Somos El Barco 

Building Bridges 

De Colores 

Keep on Marching Forward 

Soon and Very Soon 

I Am Woman 

Tweetin’ Cheeto

Sing for the Climate – Do it Now! 

I Can Not Sleep

My Feet Are Tired

Freedom Medly

For the Love Of It All 

Mother of Exile

Indivisible

Rise Up

I Can’t Keep Quiet

Go Out And Make The News

We Can’t Make it Here

What the World Needs Now 

We Are the World 

Every Time I Feel the Spirit

Occupella Songs 

 

Bitter Wind, Angry Rain by Jon Fromer  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3hnAkoJJro

 Wind don’t blow like it used to blow

Fish don’t run down stream anymore

Summer fires coming close to the home

And I’ve never seen a rain like this before

It’s a burning sun

It’s a rising sea

Poison in the water and the air we breath

It’s a dry river

It’s a raging flame

It’s a bitter wind and an angry rain

Ooh Ooh

The crops are withering in the ground

The trees on the mountain been cut down

Hurricanes are stronger, the summer is getting longer

For my children’s child I hope we turn it around

Cause it’s a burning sun, it’s a rising sea

Poison in the water and the air we breath

It’s a dry river, it’s a raging flame

It’s a bitter wind and an angry rain

Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh

It’s a bitter wind and an angry rain

 

 

Somos El Barco

Peter Paul & Mary Singing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScSj2GTwflI

words & music by Lorre Wyatt  Album: Mail Myself To You [1988]

The stream sings it to the river

The river sings it to the sea

The sea sings it to the boat

That carries you and me

Somos el barco, somos el mar

Yo navego en ti, tú navegas en mí

We are the boat, we are the sea

I sail in you, you sail in me

Now, the boat we are sailing in

Was built by many hands

The we are sailing on

It touches every sand

 Somos el barco, somos el mar

Yo navego en ti, tú navegas en mí

We are the boat, we are the sea

I sail in you, you sail in me

So with our hopes we raise the sails

To face the wind once more

And with our hearts we chart the waters

Never sailed before

Somos el barco, somos el mar

Yo navego en ti, tú navegas en mí

We are the boat, we are the sea

I sail in you, you sail in me..

 

Building Bridges

(sung to the music of De Colores https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyJvhUxV1Qo Wayne Lechnerwrote the song as an anthem for Building Bridges group. Video of Wayne teaching members of Building Bridges https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA4YFjndcb0&feature=youtu.be

Building bridges  building bridges is so much better than building a wall.

Building bridges, building bridges that cross over racism, hatred and all.

Building bridges, building bridges of hope so we can stand tall.

And for all you bridge makers, brave-hearted risk takers.

Come forward and answer the call.

And for all you bridge makers, brave-hearted risk takers,

Come forward and answer the call. 


De Colores Jon Fromer singing   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyJvhUxV1Qo

De colores,

De colores se visten los campos

En la primavera

De colores,

De colores son los pajaritos

Que vienen de fuera

De colores,

De colores es el arcoiris

Que vemos lucir

Y por eso los grandes amores

De muchos colores me gustan a mi(3Xs)

Canta el gallo,

Canta el gallo con el

Quiri, quiri, quiri, quiri, quiri

La gallina,

La gallina con el

Cara, cara, cara, cara, cara

Los polluelos,

Los polluelos con el

Pio, pio, pio, pio, pi

Y por eso los grandes amores

De muchos colores me gustan a mi (3Xs)

 Submitted by Freda on Mon, 08/04/2013 - 05:01


In Colors

In colors,

In colors the fields are dressed

In the springtime 

In colors,

Colorful are the little birds

That come from far away1 

In colors,

Colorful is the rainbow

That we see shine 

And that is why the great loves

of many colors are pleasing to me (3Xs) 

Sings the rooster,

Sings the rooster with the

Cock-a-doodle-do, cock-a-doodle do... 

The hen,

The hen with the

Cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck... 

The baby chicks,

The baby chicks with the

Peep, peep, peep, peep... 

And that is why the great loves

of many colors are pleasing to me (3Xs)



 

Keep On Marching Forward   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtiXT5c5jBQ

We’re gonna keep on marching forward…. keep on marching forward

Gonna keep on marching forward…never turning back…never turning back

We’re gonna keep on singing loudly….

We’re gonna reach across the borders….

 

Soon and Very Soon at 1 hour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDR_WCCSERI&t=515s 

Soon and very soon, we are going to change this world

Soon and very soon, we are going to change this world

Soon and very soon, we are going to change this world

Forever, and ever, we’re are going to change this world

Equal rights for all…

No more corporate welfare…

Peace, Jobs, and justice…


Keep On Marching Forward

 We’re gonna keep on marching forward…. keep on marching forward

Gonna keep on marching forward…never turning back…never turning back

 We’re gonna keep on singing loudly….

 We’re gonna reach across the borders….


I am Woman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu4xpDuf84A

I am woman, hear me roar
In numbers too big to ignore
And I know too much to go back an' pretend
'Cause I've heard it all before
And I've been down there on the floor
No one's ever gonna keep me down again

Oh yes, I am wise
But it's wisdom born of pain
Yes, I've paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to, I can do anything
I am strong
(Strong)
I am invincible
(Invincible)
I am woman

You can bend but never break me
'Cause it only serves to make me
More determined to achieve my final goal
And I come back even stronger
Not a novice any longer
'Cause you've deepened the conviction in my soul

Oh yes, I am wise
But it's wisdom born of pain
Yes, I've paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to, I can do anything
I am strong
(Strong)
I am invincible
(Invincible)
I am woman

I am woman watch me grow
See me standing toe to toe
As I spread my lovin' arms across the land
But I'm still an embryo
With a long, long way to go
Until I make my brother understand

Oh yes, I am wise
But it's wisdom born of pain
Yes, I've paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to, I can face anything
I am strong
(Strong)
I am invincible
(Invincible)
I am woman

I am woman
I am invincible
I am strong
I am woman
I am invincible
I am strong
I am woman

Tweetin’ Cheeto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-gb-3nt0nc

Original “Rockin’ Robin by Bobby Day, new words by Hali Hammer :

Rockin’ Robin Chords http://www.guitaretab.com/b/bobby-day

Tweedely, tweedley-dee..tweedely, deedely-deedely..

Tweedely, tweedley-dee..tweedely, deedely-deedely..

Tweedely, tweedley-dee..tweedely, deedely-deedely..

Tweet, tweet..tweet, tweet.

 He rants in the White House all night long,

Stewin’ and a spewin’ ‘bout what’s goin’ wrong.

His fingers fiddlin’ a message indiscreet

His mouth and his brain going tweet, tweet, tweet.

 Chorus:

Tweetin’ Cheeto..(tweet, tweet, tweet.)

Tweetin’ Cheeto (tweet, tweedely-dee.)

Go Tweetin’ Cheeto, who knows what you’re gonna tweet tonight

 Every paranoia, every sick decree,

Every little lie in his posting spree.

Alternative facts, he’s so gung-ho

Flapping his mouth, man, he’s gonna blow.

Chorus

A crazy little message comes at 3am

Is he sleepwalking ‘cause it’s quite a gem

He’s not very steady, easy to cajole

Makes you wonder who is really in control

What’s to come, what unpredictable text?

Who could know what nutty thought is next

How will he leave the White House, what do you think?

In a straight jacket or off to the Clink

Chorus

Tweedely, tweedley-dee..tweedely, deedely-deedely.....Tweet, tweet..tweet, tweet.

occupella.org file creation date 3/15/17


Sing for the Climate – Do it Now!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGgBtHoIO4g

We need to wake up
We need to wise up
We need to open our eyes
And do it now now now
We need to build a better future
And we need to start right now

We’re on a planet
That has a problem
We’ve got to solve it, get involved
And do it now now now
We need to build a better future
And we need to start right now

Make it greener
Make it cleaner
Make it last, make it fast
and do it now now now
We need to build a better future
And we need to start right now

No point in waiting
Or hesitating
We must get wise, take no more lies
And do it now now now
We need to build a better future
And we need to start right now

Music: Traditional, Lyrics: Nic Balthazar and Stef Kamil Carlens, 2012. Used with Permission. Arranged by Diana Porter 2015.)

 

I Cannot Sleep

Notes: words and music by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1958 Schroder Music Company, renewed 1996. a.k.a. "I Cannot Sleep for Thinking of the Children."  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNR2o2DPCrA

I cannot sleep for thinking of the children
Who cannot sleep, gone supperless to bed.
I cannot sleep for thinking of the young lads
Who roam the roads, no place to lay their head.
If there were one, it would be cause to wonder,
If there were one, it would be cause to weep,
But they are numbered into many thousands,
And for each one, I cannot sleep.

The stores are full, the bins are overflowing,
In sight of food, the hungry children wait,
And on the roads, the boys begin to wander,
Because at home, there's nothing on the plate.
If there were one, it would be cause to wonder,
If there were one, it would be cause to weep,
But they are numbered into many thousands,
And for each one, I cannot sleep.

We will not sleep, my sister on the mill line,
We will not sleep, my brother from the plow,
Until we've stored the wealth we have created
Within the lives of those who hunger now.
If there were one, it would be cause to wonder,
If there were one, it would be cause to weep,
But they are numbered into many thousands, Till there are none, we will not sleep.

My Feet Are Tired
© Jon Fromer & Bernard Gilbert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gNrdPwFRAg

Chorus:
My feet are tired
My feet are tired
My feet are tired
But my soul is rested

1955, that's a lifetime ago
Remember "l like Ike"? Remember Jim Crow?
On a bus in Montgomery, southern town
That woman started something when she sat down

Chorus

Thousands walked to work in the morning light
Thousands walked home through the rain at night
Every day for a week, every week for a month
It took more than a year before it was done

Chorus
If you had been there, you could have heard people say
"I always hoped my kids would see a better day"
Lately I must say I've changed my mind
I want to see freedom in my time

Chorus

Freedom Medly Peter Paul & Mary  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tNEIh5rwWI

I woke up this mornin' with my mind, set on freedom
I woke up this mornin' with my mind, set on freedom
I woke up this mornin' with my mind, set on freedom
Hallelu, hallelu, hallelu, hallelu
I woke up this mornin' with my mind on freedom, hallelu

I'm singing - oh freedom, oh freedom, (oh freedom now)
Oh freedom over me
And before I'll be a slave
I'll be buried in my grave
And I'll go home to my Lord and I'll be free

This train, she's bound for Glory, this train
This train, she's bound for Glory, this train
This train, she's bound for Glory
This train, she's bound for Glory
Don't carry nobody but the righteous and the holy
This train she's bound for glory, this train


I'm singin'
Oh, what a beautiful city
Oh, what a beautiful city
God knows, it's a beautiful city
Twelve gates to the city
Hallelujah


Gonna lay down my sword and shield
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
(Way, way down)
Down by the riverside
Gonna lay down my sword and shield
Down by the riverside
Study war no more

I ain't gonna study war no more
Ain't gonna study war no more
Ain't gonna study war no, study war no more
I ain't gonna study war no more, study war no more
Ain't gonna study war no more

Gonna lay down that atom bomb
Down by the riverside
(way, way down)
Down by the riverside
(way, way down)
Down by the riverside
Gonna lay down that atom bomb
Down by the riverside
Study war no more
Study war no more

I ain't gonna study war no more
Ain't gonna study war no more
Ain't gonna study war no, study war no more
I ain't gonna study war no more, study war no more
Study war no more

We shall overcome
We shall overcome
We shall overcome someday
Oh, deep in my heart
I do believe
We shall overcome someday
We shall live in peace
We shall live in peace
We shall live in peace someday
Oh, deep in my heart
I do believe
We shall overcome someday

 

For the Love Of It All

Peter, Paul and Mary  Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBWJwQ8Nvco

Guitar Chords http://www.peterpaulandmary.com/music/chords/ftloia.htm

In the beginning, as life became form
The oceans heaved, the mountains were cleaved
The firmament stormed
At the center of being, immensely small
Was the master of now, don't ask me how
The Love of it all

And the seasons were many
Creation was new
And there on a tree (deceptively free)
A forbidden fruit
Upon leaving the garden, after the fall
One thing was clear; we chose not to hear
The love of it all

But for the love of it all
I would go anywhere
To the ends of the earth
What is it worth if Love would be there?
Walking the thin line between fear and the call
One learns to bend and finally depend
On the love of it all

"Irresistible targets"
I heard someone say
They were speaking of angels
Who are so courageous day after day
Gunned down…

Mother Of Exile

Give me 
Your tired,
Your poor, 
Your huddled masses
Yearning to 
Breathe free,
The wretched 
Refuse of 
Your teeming shore,
Send these,
The homeless,
Tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside 
The Golden Door!

Mother of Exiles written by Gareth Loy, based on the based on the New Colossus poem by Emma Lazarus, written about the Statue of Liberty.

solo sheet music , harmony sheet music  for soprano, alto and baritone

video of Gareth singing the full song with the Shady Ladies and others.

MVCAN  Memorial Day Parade video  for the Bamboodu Float 

Indivisible

by Mari "Mari Mack" Tamburo 

©Tamburo
Arr. Tamburo/Langford

We won't be silent in the shadows
We won't be driven to despair
We'll bring the light wherever we go
Protect the water and air

We are, we are, we are indivisible
We walk along oceans and prairies
We are, we are, we are indivisible
Together our voices will carry

And as we gather, old and young
Growing in numbers day by day
Joining our hands and hearts as one
We stand in unity and say,

"We are, we are, we are indivisible
free to choose who we love, free to marry
We are, we are, we are indivisible
Together our voices will carry

We are, we are, we are indivisible
We walk along oceans and prairies
We are, we are, we are indivisible
Together our voices will carry
Together our voices will carry
Together our voices will carry"

Rise Up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNKu1uNBVkU

You're broken down and tired
Of living life on a merry go round
And you can't find the fighter
But I see it in you so we gonna walk it out
And move mountains
We gonna walk it out
And move mountains

And I'll rise up
I'll rise like the day
I'll rise up
I'll rise unafraid
I'll rise up
And I'll do it a thousand times again
And I'll rise up
High like the waves
I'll rise up
In spite of the ache
I'll rise up
And I'll do it a thousands times again
For you
For you
For you
For you

When the silence isn't quiet
And it feels like it's getting hard to breathe
And I know you feel like dying
But I promise we'll take the world to its feet
And move mountains
We'll take it to its feet
And move mountains

And I'll rise up
I'll rise like the day
I'll rise up
I'll rise unafraid
I'll rise up
And I'll do it a thousand times again
For you
For you
For you
For you

All we need, all we need is hope
And for that we have each other
And for that we have each other
We will rise
We will rise
We'll rise, oh oh

We'll rise

I'll rise up
Rise like the day
I'll rise up
In spite of the ache
I will rise a thousands times again
And we'll rise up
Rise like the waves
We'll rise up
In spite of the ache
We'll rise up
And we'll do it a thousands times again
For you oh oh oh oh oh
For you oh oh oh oh oh
For you oh oh oh oh oh
For you

Songwriters: Cassandra Monique Batie / Jennifer Decilveo

Rise Up lyrics © BMG Rights Management US, LLC  Artist: Andra Day

  

I Can't Keep Quiet by MILCK

Performed at 2017 Women's March https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLvIw8J8sWE

[Intro]

Put on your face

Know your place

Shut up and smile

Don’t spread your legs

I could do that

 

[Verse 1]

But no one knows me no one ever will

If I don’t say something, if I just lie still

Would I be that monster, scare them all away

If I let them hear what I have to say

 

[Chorus]

I can’t keep quiet, no oh oh oh oh oh oh

I can’t keep quiet, no oh oh oh oh oh oh

A one woman riot, oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

 

I can’t keep quiet

For anyone

Anymore

 

[Verse 2]

Cuz no one knows me no one ever will

If I don’t say something, take that dry blue pill

They may see that monster, they may run away

But I have to do this

 

[Chorus]

I can’t keep quiet, no oh oh oh oh oh oh

I can’t keep quiet, no oh oh oh oh oh oh

A one woman riot, oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

 

[Bridge]

Oh I can’t keep quiet

*Let it out Let it out now*

*Let it out now*

There’ll be someone who understands

*Let it out Let it out now*

*Let it out now*

Must be someone who’ll understand

*Let it out Let it out now*

*Let it out now*

There’ll be someone who understands

*Let it out Let it out now*

*Let it out now*

 

[Chorus]

I can’t keep quiet, no oh oh oh oh oh oh

*Let it out Let it out now*

*Let it out now*

I can’t keep quiet, no oh oh oh oh oh oh

*Let it out Let it out now*

*Let it out now*

 

I can’t keep quiet

No, I won't keep quiet

  

Go Out And Make The News    Lyrics And Music By Gary Apppell. July 2016

 (Intro)

Who says we’re retiring

And leaving the stage.

Our actions can inspire others,

Get others engaged.

 So… We’re…. setting aside our golf clubs,

Laying our bridge cards down,

Occasionally missing a ball game,

What we do can be profound.

 

(Verse 1)

 Instead of watching the news

And exclaiming all our boos,

Let’s get off of our couches,

Before we blow a fuse.

 

(chorus--variation)

So let’s go out in threes and twos,

Peacefully, and passionately,

Let’s go out and make the news.

 

(verse 2)

Let’s show that Don of denigration

All the resistence in our nation.

Don’t go backward to what’s tribal,

Or ugliness ensues.

 

(Chorus)

So let’s go out in threes and twos,

 Go out and make the news.

 

(Verse 3)

Dare to go out and raise Hades.

Never mind its not for ladies.

Like thoughtful Margaret Sanger,

Let’s be useful  with our anger. 

 

 (Verse 4)

The whole world sees our dirty laundry;

Racist, hurtful,  words so mean.

We’ll need lots of agitation,

To get our laundry clean.

 

(Chorus)

So let’s go out in threes and twos,

Let’s go out and make the news.

 

(Verse 5)

We asked reps to meet with voters.

Some responded with disdain.

Now we won’t sit on the sidelines.

We’ll  end their reign.

 

(Verse 6)

We’re inspired by Ghandi and Doctor King; 

From the mountaintop, oh what views.

Remember that its justice,

That each prophet pursues.

 

(Chorus)

So let’s go out in threes and twos,

Let’s go out and make the news.

 

(Verse 7)

Go and inspire the grass roots.

Unmask the corrupt ones-- in cahoots.

Get earnest voters to their booths.

 Elect those who share your truths.

 

(Chorus-variation)

And that’s what we’ll do in three and twos.

That’s how we’ll really make the news.

 

(Coda)

Our presence will make the news,

Our stories will make the news.

Our voices will make the news.

Our actions will make the news.  

 

There’s no time to sing the blues. 

So let’s go out in threes and twos.

Let’s go out and make the news.

  

We Can't Make It Here

by James McMurtry  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8h5VdIe33o

There's a Vietnam Vet with a cardboard sign
Sitting there by the left turn line
The flag on his wheelchair flapping in the breeze
One leg missing and both hands free

No one?s paying much mind to him
The V.A. budget's just stretched so thin
And now there's more coming back from the Mideast war
We can't make it here anymore

And that big ol' building was the textile mill
That fed our kids and it paid our bills
But they turned us out and they closed the doors
'Cause we can't make it here anymore

You see those pallets piled up on the loading dock
They're just gonna sit there 'til they rot
?Cause there's nothing to ship, nothing to pack
Just busted concrete and rusted tracks

Empty storefronts around the square
There's a needle in the gutter and glass everywhere
You don't come down here unless you're looking to score
We can't make it here anymore

The bar's still open but man it's slow
The tip jar's light and the register's low
The bartender don't have much to say
The regular crowd gets thinner each day

Some have maxed out all their credit cards
Some are working two jobs and living in cars
Minimum wage won't pay for a roof, won't pay for a drink
If you gotta have proof just try it yourself Mr. C.E.O.
See how far 5.15 an hour will go
Take a part time job at one your stores
I bet you can't make it here anymore

And there's a high school girl with a bourgeois dream
Just like the pictures in the magazine
She found on the floor of the laundromat
A woman with kids can forget all that

If she comes up pregnant what'll she do
Forget the career and forget about school
Can she live on faith? Live on hope?
High on Jesus or hooked on dope
When it's way too late to just say no
You can't make it here anymore

Now I'm stocking shirts in the Wal-Mart store
Just like the ones we made before
'Cept this one came from Singapore
I guess we can't make it here anymore

Should I hate a people for the shade of their skin
Or the shape of their eyes or the shape I'm in
Should I hate 'em for having our jobs today
No I hate the men sent the jobs away

I can see them all now, they haunt my dreams
All lily white and squeaky clean
They've never known want, they'll never know need
Their shit don't stink and their kids won't bleed
Their kids won't bleed in their damn little war
And we can't make it here anymore

Will I work for food, will I die for oil
Will kill for power and to us the spoils
The billionaires get to pay less tax
The working poor get to fall through the cracks

So let 'em eat jellybeans let'em eat cake
Let 'em eat shit, whatever it takes
They can join the Air Force or join the Corps
If they can't make it here anymore

So that's how it is, that's what we got
If the president wants to admit it or not
You can read it in the paper, read it on the wall
Hear it on the wind if you're listening at all
Get out of that limo, look us in the eye
Call us on the cell phone tell us all why

In Dayton Ohio or Portland Maine
Or a cotton gin out on the great high plains
That's done closed down along with the school
And the hospital and the swimming pool

Dust devils dance in the noonday heat
There's rats in the alley and trash in the street
Gang graffiti on a boxcar door
We can't make it here anymore


We Can't Make It Here lyrics © Bug Music


What the World Needs Now

Jackie DeShannon  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c2g9RYriZ4

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No not just for some but for everyone.

Lord, we don't need another mountain,
There are mountains and hillsides enough to climb
There are oceans and rivers enough to cross,
Enough to last till the end of time.

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No, not just for some but for everyone.

Lord, we don't need another meadow
There are cornfields and wheat fields enough to grow
There are sunbeams and moonbeams enough to shine
Oh listen, lord, if you want to know.

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No, not just for some but for everyone.

No, not just for some, oh, but just for everyone.

Songwriters: Burt Bacharach / Hal David

 

We Are The World  Michael Jackson  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9BNoNFKCBI

There comes a time when we heed a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
And it's time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all

We can't go on pretending day by day
That someone, somehow will soon make a change
We are all a part of God's great big family
And the truth, you know
Love is all we need

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
It's true we'll make a better day
Just you and me

Send them your heart so they'll know that someone cares
And their lives will be stronger and free
As God has shown us by turning stones to bread
So we all must lend a helping hand

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
It's true we'll make a better day
Just you and me

When you're down and out, there seems no hope at all
But if you just believe there's no way we can fall
Let us realize that a change can only come
When we stand together as one

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
It's true we'll make a better day
Just you and me
[x2]

Songwriters: Michael Jackson / Lionel Richie

 

Every Time I Feel the Spirit  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kXw5Z9O38A

[Intro]
Feel (the spirit) the spirit (the spirit) moving (Feel it, feel it)
Feel (the spirit) the spirit (the spirit) moving (I want to feel the spirit, yeah)
Feel (the spirit) the spirit (the spirit) moving (I can feel it deep down in my soul)
Feel (the spirit) the spirit (the spirit) moving

[Chorus]
Every time I (Every time)
Feel the Spirit (I feel it)
Moving in my heart (When it's moving)
I will pray (Said I'll pray)
Yes, every time I (Every, every time)
Feel the Spirit (Feel it, feel it, feel it)
Moving in my heart (When it's moving)
I will pray (When it's moving I will pray)

[Chorus]
Every time I (Every time I)
Feel the Spirit (I feel the Spirit)
Moving in my heart (Can't you feel it, can't you feel it)
I will pray (Can't you feel the Spirit moving)
Yes, every time I (Yeah)
Feel the Spirit (Whoa, yeah)
Moving in my heart (Oo)
I will pray


[Verse 1]
Upon the mountain my Lord spoke (my Lord spoke)
Out of his mouth came fire and smoke (came fire and smoke)
When I looked all around me everything looked so fine
I asked my Lord if all was mine

[Chorus]

[Verse 2]
Oh every time, oh every time
It makes me want to pray
If you want to shout it, pray
Oh yeah, hey
Jordan's River, chilly and cold
Chills the body but not the soul
There isn't but one train upon this track
That runs to heaven and it runs right back

[Bridge]
When my heart is open, I feel the Spirit
Oh yes, oh yes, indeed
He lives in my heart, oh yes, He does
Yeah, every time I feel it
I will pray

[Chorus 2]
Feel the spirit (Every time I can feel it)
Feel the spirit (Down in my soul)
Feel the spirit (Oo, I've been there)
Feel the spirit (Feel the Spirit)
I can feel Him moving

[Chorus 2]
Feel the spirit (Sure, I feel it)
Feel the spirit (Sure, I feel it)
Feel the spirit (Spirit in me)
Feel the spirit (Spirit in me)
I can feel Him moving

[Oureo]
Moving in my soul[x3]
Every time I feel Him moving
Feel the Spirit (Can you feel it)
Feel the Spirit (Can you feel it)
Feel the Spirit (Oo, I feel it)
Feel the Spirit (Yes, I feel it)
Feel the Spirit

Occupella Songs Link: The Environmental Justice Song Collection

http://www.occupella.org/environmentalJustice.html 

  

Jon Fromer Albums

Gonna Take Us All

We Do The Work

Looking for Freedom

 

Websites & Videos on Jon Fromer

Jon Fromer Benefit Concert - Songs for a Changing World (it is long but you can watch a bit to get a sense of his character https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDR_WCCSERI&t=1459s

Tribute to Jon Fromer Gonna Take Us All for Jon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hVXbYtd9To&t=146s

Link to Freedom Song Network Jon helped to form this singing group that we are trying to resurrect. http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2007-10-12/article/28206

 

Songs not in Songs for a Better World song book DON’T HAVE LYRICS

Ain’t You Got a Right I voted for Obama https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oTeRDJWLQ0

A Thousand Cranes  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2mBr_mvdLM

Another Black Man Gone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD4-Wfl3Bq4

Baskets That Hold Rain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjVBmE3wxEM

Bessie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc3FubYEwnw

Blues On Blue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55OYMZifYwg 

Both Sides of The River https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-3b3aVPDvo  

Downsized https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU62XgMRU1k 

Harvest Of My Soul  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bMxzsOQb8o

I’m Not Gone For Jon Fromer  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7vnWnbVQ9g

Keep on Marching Forward  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtiXT5c5jBQ

Kindly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9Wq7UDrb0s 

Looking for Freedom  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSUhuYwr_4U

Middle Of The Night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ke3FUeHibE 

Music Inside https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs-p22RUID0 

My Heroes  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO4F8fb7eZw 

One In A Number https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTGkZqxkg14

Peace of a Mountain  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20UiXvTTld4

That’s How Much I Love You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogafRLiUgoM

Together We Are Union https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3LOKWgryAg

Waves https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxsBpoGUGic   

We Do The Work  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8OKnYp6hbA

Wild Bill https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roUzZWebkp0

Your Only One https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtX1nm_m1l8  L

 

Other Jon Fromer Songs Do not have Lyrics or Video links

Dreams are Made of Songs

Little One

No Ones Got Your Back LikeYour Woman

Wanted To Ask You

When The Moon Shines

 

 


 

 

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