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Sea Green Singers -Draft Song List for Trump demonstration, Friday July 13th 2018, London starting at 2pm at the BBC in Portland Place and marching to Central London including Donald the President - tune and lyrics - click on image to print on A4
Songs selected for Oxford demos on one page pdf file

 

Songs suggested for the Songsheet

Tune: Oh when the saints...
by Leslie Barson of Red and Green
- 15/6/18

Oh when the Trump comes marching here x2
We 're gonna stand up for justice
T o that psychotic profiteer.

We don't want you here

Tune Ash Grove - by Susie Mayhew SGS tune

Don't screw up our climate x3
We don't want you here

Don't disrespect women x3
We don't want you here

Don't start stupid trade wars
Drop Islamophobia
Go easier on immigrants
Do not support racists
Don't foul up your rivers
Don't lie to your people

First Suggestion from Benjamin Shereen
YOU PLAYBOYS AND PLAYGIRLS (score here)
Original words and music: Bob Dylan & Pete Seeger
Amended words: various political choirs and singers

You playboys and playgirls ain’t gonna rule my world,
Ain’t gonna rule my world, ain’t gonna rule my world,
You playboys and playgirls ain’t gonna rule my world,
Not now or no other time.

You billionaire war-mongers ain’t gonna turn me round,
Ain’t gonna turn me round, ain’t gonna turn me round,
You billionaire war-mongers ain’t gonna turn me round,
Not now or no other time.

You prophets of race-hatred ain’t gonna shut me down,
Ain’t gonna shut me down, ain’t gonna shut me down,
You prophets of race-hatred ain’t gonna shut me down,
Not now or no other time.

Your shameless profiteering ain’t gonna do no more,
Ain’t gonna do no more, ain’t gonna do no more,
Your shameless profiteering ain’t gonna do no more,
Not now or no other time.

Those lies that you’ve been spreading ain’t fooling anyone,
Ain’t fooling anyone, ain’t fooling anyone,
Those lies that you’ve been spreading ain’t fooling anyone,
Not now or no other time.

Second suggestion: Words for Playboys and Playgirls by Leslie Barson of Red and Green - 15/6/18

1. Oh Donald J Trump you aint gonna run our world x3
Not now or no other time

2. You billionaire groper aint gonna run our world x3
Not now or no other time

3. You prophet of race hatred aint gonna run our world x3
Not now or no other time

4.Your shameless profiteering aint gonna run our world x3
Not now or no other time

5. Those lies you've been spreading aint foolin' anyone x3
Not now or no other time

Suggestion from Kirsty Logan
Bragg - The Times They are a Changin' Back

Come gather around people wherever you roam
And admit that the waters around you have grown
And accept it that soon you'll be drenched to the bone
For the climate is obviously changing
But the man in the White House says no ones to blame
For the times they are a changin back

Come Mexicans, Muslims, LGBT and Jews
Keep your eyes wide for whats on the news
For President Trump is expressing his views
And I fear that the mob he's inciting
Will soon break your windows,
Burn down your schools
For the times they are a changin back

Come mothers and daughters throughout the land
A bunch of old men have come up with a plan
Never mind your ambitions they have a better idea of
How you should be behaving
So get back in the kitchen and button your lip
For the times they are a changing back

And the land of the free and the home of the brave
Martin Luther King is spinning in his grave
To see a bigoted bully taking the stage and he
Calls upon us to be faithful
To the ideas he died for in another age
For the times they are a changing back

The lighting is drawn and the curse it is cast
The slow one now will later be fast
As the present now will later be past
Let's hold on to that idea for a moment
And the first one now will later be last
For the times they need a changin.

 

Draft 1 Song sheet from Campaign Choirs June 18

1 DON’T LET TRUMP HAVE HIS WAY (start C)
2 REFUGEES ARE WELCOME HERE (A)
3 SINGING FOR OUR LIVES (starts B)
4 NOT WELCOME (WE WILL FIGHT ON)
5 FREE PALESTINE (starts C)
6 DONALD THE PRESIDENT
7 A LUTA CONTINUA (A)
8 BAMBA-LE-LA / NEVER GIVE UP (D, G
9 INTERNATIONALE (Eb)

1 DON’T LET TRUMP HAVE HIS WAY (start C)
(Tune: traditional, “John Brown’s Body”; Words: Morag Carmichael, Raised Voices)

Young and old and white and black
Join the march today!
We must defend our human rights
Don’t let corruption pay.
We’re fighting for the future now
And this is what we say:
Don’t let Trump have his way!

CHORUS:
We’re marching for the rights of wimmin!
We support asylum-seekers!
We’re demanding climate justice!
Don’t let Trump have his way!

How can we all be reconciled?
How can we stop the hate?
To safeguard life on earth now
We must all co-operate.
If we work together now
We might just win the day.
Don’t let Trump have his way! CHORUS

2 REFUGEES ARE WELCOME HERE (A)
Tune: Congolese folk song. As "Save our Public Services" New words: Cynthia Cockburn,
Raised Voices.

Tune 1:
Say it loud and say it clear
Refugees are we-elcome here.
Say it loud and say it clear
So the politicians can hear.

Tune 2:
Weary feet on the road
On her shoulders a heavy load.
All she loves left behind
For a future she's yet to find.

Tune 3:
O-o-open the door
To the ones escaping from war
Sho-o-ow them the way
Let them enter, and let them stay

Repeat 1

3 SINGING FOR OUR LIVES (starts B)

Holly Near. Arr. Ian Stirling

We are a gentle angry people
And we are singing, singing for our lives x 2

We are a justice seeking people...
We are a land of many colours...
We are old and young together...
We are gay and straight together...
We are an anti-militarist people...

4 NOT WELCOME (WE WILL FIGHT ON)
(A call/tenor, F# sop, D alto/bass)
Origin: unknown

1 (Call) Not welcome!

(Tune) We do not welcome Donald Trump (x2)
We do not welcome (x2)
We do not welcome Donald Trump.

(Bass) Not welcome Donald Trump (x2)
Not welcome (x2)
Not welcome Donald Trump.

2 (Call) We won’t hear!

(Tune) We will not hear his words of hate (x2)
We will not hear (x2)
We will not hear his words of hate.

(Bass) Won’t hear his words of hate (x2)
We won’t hear (x2)
Won’t hear his words of hate.

3 (Call) The migrants!

(Tune)
Why should the migrants take the blame? (x2)
Why should the migrants (x2)
Why should the migrants take the blame?

(Bass) Migrants take the blame (x2)
Why should the migrants (x2)
The migrants take the blame?

4 (Call) The workers!

(Tune) Why should the workers foot the bill? (2)
Why should the workers (2)
Why should the workers foot the bill?

(Bass) Workers foot the bill (x2)
Why should the workers (x2)
The workers foot the bill. (Repeat verse 1)


5 FREE PALESTINE (starts C)
Tune of Senzenina. Words: Raised Voices

Free Palestine…
What have they done?…
Take down the wall…
Give back the land…
Free Palestine!...


6 DONALD THE PRESIDENT (score here)
Tune: “Nellie the Elephant”; Words: Clare Isaac, Red Notes
For tune refer to Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNXnHm-Ce8o
or for a score www.seagreensingers.com

Donald the President packed his bags
And trundled off to the Whitehouse
Immoral, disastrous, we must get him out
Trump, Trump, Trump

Donald the Twitter fan twiddled his thumbs
And tweeted out from his powerhouse
Misogyny, Racism, Vitriol, Hate
Tweet, Tweet, Tweet

His travel ban caused chaos
The protests went world wide
He’s gagging environmentalists
With climate change denied

Donald the bully boy ‘drained the swamp’
Instead appointed his cronies
Super-rich billionaires, self-serving millionaires
Rich, White Men

Donald the populist, narcissist, fantasist
His ideology’s phoney
The poor dispossessed, forsaken, repressed
Stuffed a - gain

He plans to legalise torture,
And build a massive wall
He trashes civil liberties,
Hostile to the rule of law

Donald the Weasel invited Theresal
To cosy up in his Tower House
Special relationship, full of shit, lets dump it
Dump, Dump, Dump

Donald the President, must pack his bags
And trundle out of the Whitehouse
Immoral, disastrous, we must get him out
Trump, Trump, Trump


7 A LUTA CONTINUA
(A)
(The struggle carries on)

Song originates in the freedom struggle of Frelimo in Mozambique. Additional words,
Raised Voices.

Chorus:
Ay ay ay ay x 6
A luta continua

1 A luta continua x 3
A luta continua Chorus

2 Saying no to Donald Trump x 3
A luta continua Chorus

3 We’ll resist until he’s gone x 3
A luta continua Chorus

8 BAMBA-LE-LA / NEVER GIVE UP (D, G) ®

Xhosa language, S.Africa: ‘Hold on’
Transcribed Gordon and Mairi Munro
Arr. Phil Jakob

1 (Call) Sizo bamba-le-la, Oh

(Tune) Bamba-le-la, bamba-le-la
Oh, bamba-le-la, bamba-le-la,
Bamba, bamba, bamba, bamba
Bamba, oo-ooh, bamba
Bamba-le-la.

2 (Call) We say Donald must go, Oh

(Tune) Donald must go, Donald must go,
Oh, Donald must go, Donald must go,
Donald, Donald, Donald, Donald,
Donald, oo-oooh, Donald,
Donald must go.

3 (Call) We shall never give up – Oh

(Tune) Never give up, never give up,
Oh, never give up, never give up,
Never, never, never, never
Never, oo-ooh, never
Never give up.

(Repeat verse 1)


9 INTERNATIONALE (Eb) ®
Words: Billy Bragg. Arr. John Abraham.

Rise up all victims of oppression
For the tyrants fear your might
Dont cling so hard to your possessions
For you have nothing if you have no rights
Let racist ignorance be ended
For respect makes the empires fall
Freedom is merely privilege extended
Unless enjoyed by one and all

Chorus:
So come brothers and sisters
For the struggle carries on
The internationale
Unites the world in song
So comrades come rally
For this is the time and place
The international ideal
Unites the human race

Let no-one build walls to divide us
Walls of hatred, nor walls of stone
O greet the dawn and come and join us
We'll live together or we'll die alone
In our world, poisoned by exploitation
Those who have taken, now they must give
And end the vanity of nations
We've but one earth on which to live (Chorus)

And so begins the final drama
In the streets and in the fields
We'll resist united gainst their armour
We'll defy their guns and shields
When we fight, provoked by their aggression
Let’s be inspired by life and love
For though they offer us concessions
Change will not come from above. (Chorus)