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Songs for Gigs (extracted from the list below) can be found here

Repertoire - Songs & Rounds or short warm-up songs

also Manchester Street Choir Festival 2007 song files and The Island (jazz opera)]

NB: The sound files below are mostly recordings of rehearsals when we were first learning our parts. They are here to help us remember the songs and are not representative of our performances.
More representative recordings of performances are here.

See note at bottom of page for help with downloading and printing

Download booklets of music and words of most of the songs below:
2012 edition of Core Repertoire booklet:
an A6 booklet containing words only. This comes as 2 pdf files. Print off the first file (8 A4 sheets) with the printer set in the <Properties> menu to print 2 pages per sheet. Reload the printed paper into the printer so the second pdf file prints on the back; check the orientation is ok otherwise the back face will be upside down relative to the front face; on my printer this means the paper is face up so you can see the already printed side as it lays in the printer tray and read it i.e. it is not upside down and the top of the page enters the printer first - it may be different on other printers. Cut the printed sheets in half: this requires care as the lyrics should be accurately aligned: cut half way between the text rather than cutting the page in two equal halves. Assemble the 60 page booklet. Staple in the middle (the hardest part of the job). Trim the edges with a surgeons scalpel. Also available in A5 for those who need glasses to read.

A6 size (normal size - 4 pages on A4 sheet)
download A6 pdf file 1
A5 size (larger print - 2 pages on an A4 sheet)
download A5 pdf file 1 download A5 pdf file 2
     
Levellers/Aberystwyth Songbook 2013    
A6 size (normal size - 4 pages on A4 sheet) download A6 pdf file 1 download A6 pdf file 2

Music and words:
an A4 songbook as a Word document containing score and words of around 80 of the songs listed below: download Word document

- Links to info' on St Amant are here.
- Links to songs from Vassiviere here

- Liens de musique etc de St Amant sont ici.
- Liens de chansons de Vassiviere ici

 
Core songs: these are songs from our repertoire about a range of issues (union, environment, rights, peace, etc) that we should be able to sing without relearning them every time.
Levellers Day song; - Foolish Notion; - Internationale; - Bread and Roses, - No going back; - Peace be with you always;
World turned upside down, - Diggers song; - We are all under the stars, - Fair Trade Rant, - Land Rights.

The most recent songs added:
Asalaam aleikhum
One heart beating:
Far more united
Bonny Besses
Hold on -Amen Siakudumisa
Jute Mill Song
Peterloo
Shelter
Poverty Knocks
Overnight
We fund our welfare
Comin' Home
You and me

Rosa's Lovely Daughters
Chartist Anthem
If all the might of darkness
Where have all the flowers gone
Txoria Txori - Hegoak
Amen siyakadumisa - Women Resist
John Ball
Bella Ciao - Sing for Women
TransitionWomens'sMedley
Only Remembered
Women in Harmony
Oxford Women Now
I do love to live beside the frackers
Revolt
Women's Song
Easy Money

Craonne
When a soldier goes off to war
When I needed a neighbour - Were you there
Leave the oil in the ground
Transition Town Medley
Let us in: Calais refugee song
In a Carbon Free Society
Only Remembered
A la huelga (Go on strike)
All In This Together (My eyes are opened)
Ballad of Accounting Rap
Great Pretender
Short songs: Peel banannas, Where there is no vision,

Contents: Click for song sheets/sheet music or to play the mp3 files of parts or download as described below.
If you have trouble playing midi files download an open source music score program which plays midi files through your sound card which works for Apple. http://musescore.org or convert midi files to mp3 with 'Free Midi to mp3 converter' from http://mp3-tools.com/

Lyrics & Song sheets
Bass
Tenor
Alto
Soprano
All
Songs from 350 demo Oxford, 24th 2009          
Adelante          
All around my spirit
A La Huelga (To the strike)
Aint gonna study war no more tenor - pno
All in this together (My eyes are opened)  
Alternative Carols for Palestine lyrics to carols        
A man's a man for a' that
Amandah Weih - see Freedom is Coming          
Amen siyakadumisa - We'll fight on
Amen siyakadumisa - Women Resist
Amen siyakadumisa - Hold on, Sing on
Anti - Fracking Song
Art not in your name - Shell version
bass - midi
alto - midi
sop - midi
Asalaam Aleikhum          
Asikhatali - A Heavy Load - (not for IBMT)
Asikhatali Palestine - (for IBMT) - spoken
Asylum is a human right
sgs tracks drop a key midway - sorry!
Badger Song
Ten & Sop: 1 -- 2 -
Ballad of Accounting
Bandiera rossa
Bankers Song    
Bella Ciao
all.
Bella Ciao - We are singing (English words)
Bella Ciao - Sing for the Climate
Bella Ciao - NHS version
Bella Ciao - Singing for Education
Bella Ciao - Sing for Women
Big NHS Rip-off - from Bristol
Blood and Gold
bass - see all
bass - midi
Blood on Your Hands
Blowing in the wind - see Recycling        
Bonny Besses
Both Sides
Boycott Song
Bread and Roses - with 5 verses
Original photo copy score
Breaths          
Bringing in the Sheaves - Orig. p/c score  
Bringing Peace/Salaam - Sarah W mixed voices
Bringing Peace/Salaam - Sarah W solo voice
Brother Can You Spare A Dime
midi files - ties and slurs are ignored
Bugger the bankers
Bugger the bankers - NHS version
Building a Wall - see They're building....          
Bumbelayla
Carbon Free Society - see In a carbon free society          
Carry On          
Chains (You aint got nothing to lose but your ...)
Chartist Anthem Ewan MacColl - Intro
Chartist Anthem
Intro
Men of the honest heart
Class War
Climate for Peace        
Climate Skeptic - only chorus harmonized
Coal not Dole
Tune A - SW
  Tune B - Harmony
Comin' Home (landscape); 2 pages of A4 Bass - chorus Tune Tune - chorus
Verse - harmony
Top - chorus Midi - chorus
Midi - verse
Coop
Craonne Bass - pno     Sop - pno
Croughton Balls      
Danse des bombes
Bass part of score - one page
Day the Nazi Died          
Deep Blue Sea; (mp3 files from Protest in Harmony)
Derry Streets - Foggy Dew
(The) Deserter
(The) Diggers Song - (see also Leave the Oil...)
Divest - Blood Red Roses bass - midi tenor - midi alto - midi
Tune - alt+bass - SW
sop - midi all - midi
Domine la Pace
all sgs - 1 - 2
all - midi
Don't Believe What You Read in the Papers - see What the Papers Say  
 
Dont Fence the WTO in
Easy Money
Everything is gonna be all right see Sing on just a little while longer
Eh Malama (see Manchester version below)
bass - sgs
tenor - sgs
Alto 1; - sgs
Alto 2 - sgs
sop - sgs
all - sgs
El en Pozo Maria Luisa - see Maria  
Ellas Song
El Pueblo
Factory        
Fair Trade Rant
Farquahar's Retreat
Far More United - midi files have bass intro
Fat Cat
Fight the cuts (tune:Rock my soul)      
all - sgs at Green fair 2010
Fight the cuts - see 'We will fight on'        
Figli dell'Officina      
Foolish Notion
Foggy Dew - see Derry Streets          
Freedom (Rechten) - see Rechten          
Freedom is a voice

all - sgs

Freedom's Coming - Amandah Weih
(Manchester Choir recordings)
tenor
Friends - see Rounds below          

Freedom's Coming Around the Corner
- mixed SW & solo voice recordings

Gaza - see Song for Gaza          
Gentle Angry People -
see Singing for Our Lives
         
Gnomorewah
Got to bring the wall down - portrait
- Landscape
'Granny Was A Suffragette'
see 'Nana...'
         
Great Pretender
Green Song - verse 4 plays at end of midi files
Golden Thread      
Hamba Kahle Umkhonto - pdf file from Strawberry Thieves
Hard Times Come Again No More - on one page
Happy Birthday
Harriet Tubman - Sarah W singing solo & mixed voices
Rhythmn of lines 3 & 4
Hegoak - see Txoria Txori          
Heire Bannag Hoire Bannag
Hey Mr Putin - see Mr Putin          
Hold on - see Amen siyakadumisa          
Hymne des femmes - see Womens song          
I Aint Afraid
I ain't gonna study war no more - see Ain't gonna...      
I Can See Clearly Now      
I do love to live beside the frackers        
If All The Might of Darkness  
(Not) In My Name for verse tune see all
Internationale
Its the same the whole world over
sop - as tune
In Carbon Free Society Tune: English Country Garden    
I Paradisi
I want Rosa to stay - lyrics
Score - pdf file - 3 pages
Je veux accueillir Rose - francais
I want to have a little bomb like you
* Key change error in middle of bass/alto-sgs mp3 files
Jarama - solo and hum
Jarama - 4 part harmony
Jericho - (The) Wall Will Come Tumbling Down all - sgs
Joe Hill
John Ball
Justification        
Jute Mill Song
Ke Arona          
Knowledge if Power

L'Age D'Or

Land Rights - see Right to Life          
La Lega (English)
Italian score - La Lega (mp3)
 
Last night I had the strangest dream - see Strangest Dream          
La Vigne au Vin
Lay down you sword and shield -
see Aint gonna study war no more
         
Leave the oil in the ground - (Diggers Song)
Lesang magwala a cheche - spoken - final
Lester Simpson's Workshop Songs
24/7
Make it, mend it
Rechten

alto
alto
alto from bar 43
Let us in: Calais refugee song - Ch word rhythmn

Ch - bass - midi
same as tenor

Ch - Ten - sgs
Ch - Ten - midi

Levellers Day Song

Life's Purpose

Limerick Soviet      
Lives in the Balance - SarahW mixed & solo voices
Make it mend it
March of the Women
March on - see Sing on          
(En El Pozo) Maria Luisa - Word rhythmn
Mevi Lyetu
Mr Cameron - see Oh Mr Cameron          
Mr Putin
Nana was a suffragette
Never Turning Back - pdf file from PinH
- score & MP3 from Protest in Harmony
NHS for sale street theatre by Strawberry Thieves          
NHS - SOS
Nkosi Sikelela Afrika original score
Nkosi Sikelel' iAfika - separate staves
Words
No Going Back - FS
No More War
see Gnomorewah or Aint gonna...      
No Sticking Plaster      
Not In My Name - see In My Name          
Now is the time for all the earths people
to come together in unity
 
Ode to Privatisation - street theatre song from Strawberry Thieves
Oh Mr Cameron - SGS arr. with Bandierra Rossa (BR) hum,
LSC arrangement, orig words
Oh we do like to demonize the bankers: see Bankers Song.        
Olive Tree normal speed chorus
slow version for learning
One Nuclear Bomb Can Ruin Your Whole Day

One Song, 1 Dance, 1 World, 1 Chant
Mp3: first part of song; midi from Strawberry Thieves

Only Our Rivers Run Free        
Only Remembered  
Overnight: hear it by author on Youtube
Lyrics
Score: pg1 - no longer available
pg2 - pg3 - lyrics - music files all piano
bass - midi
bass - pno,mp3
alto - midi
alto - pno.mp3
sop & ten - midi
pno - mp3
 
Oxford Town - see Sleeping in doorways          
Oxford Women Now       tune: midi  
Pay Me My Down      
Peace be with you always
Peace is on our shoulders - see Bringing peace....          
Perhaps          
Peterloo - Chorus
Peterloo - Verse        
Plegaria a un Labrador - talking through words
Poverty Knocks - Tune
Poverty Knocks - Choral
Power in the Union          
Prayer for peace - see This is my...          
Preacher and the Slave (Pie in the Sky)
pdf and midi files from Strawberry Thieves
Pretty Good Day So Far
Quand un Soldat - see When a soldier..          
Rechten (Freedom)
Recycling        
(The) Red Flag - rhythmn
Revolt
Right To Life - (Land Rights)  
(The) River is Flowing          
(The) River Runs          
Rolling Home
Rosa - see I want Rosa to stay          
Rosa Parks recordings by Sheffield Soc. Ch.
Rosa's Lovely Daughter
Salaam - see Bringing Peace is on our shoulders          
Save our NHS (tune 'Hymn des femmes)  
Senzenina
Shosholosa -
( Manchester version below has better recordings)
Show us the way to peace
Si Me Quieres Escribir
Singabahambayo Thina - prononciation
Singing for our Lives; score& MP3 parts
(We are the Oxford SeaGreen Singers)
Sing for the Climate - see Bella Ciao          
Sing/March on just a little while longer
Hold on, Sing on - see Amen siyakadumisa for score.
Siya Hamba - We are Singing in the Name of Peace
Shelter
Skin - kids song      
Slaves Lament
Slave to Time
Sleep
Sleeping in Doorways          
Somewhere on Sea
Song for Gaza
Song of the Low  
(Something Inside) So Strong
SOS - NHS see NHS - SOS          
Soyilwela
Songs of Freedom  
Song of Peace (Finlandia)
Stand up and be counted  
Strangest Dream
Summer is a-coming in - War Begets Poverty (score in book download)          
Testimony - see We will remember          
There is Power in a Union          
They're Building a Wall       David Rovics
They say that we're scroungers - see What the papers say          
This is my prayer for peace - full version
sgs version (round)
This Land is Your Land          
Those Balls Have Got To Go: see Croughton Balls          
Thina Simunye
Thina Siswe (words) - spoken
Tom Paines Bones - Tune - sgs
Tory Boys Picnic - from Teddy Bears Picnic        
Tory Toffs (SThs = Strawberry Thieves)        
Transition Town Medley - (climate change)  
Transition Women's Medley - all midi
Txoria Txori - Hegoak - prononciation bass - SW
bass - midi
ten - SW
tenor - midi
alto - SW
alto - midi
sop - Leire
sop - midi

All - midi
All - equal voice

U Mandela
Union (The) see La Lega
 
Unison in Harmony
Union Miner - chorus
................... - verse
Vila Soco (meu amor) pdf - Talk through  
Viva la Quince Brigada
Vote the Bastards out        
(The) Wall Will Come Tumbling Down - see Jericho          
Walk a mile in my shoes in C or Bmaj
Wangari - pitch varies on 'Wangari' at end of mp3 files
Manchester Choir at Whitby
 
War begets Poverty R Brown (1701) - Summer is a coming in; score in A4 book download          
War Machine Rolls Round - score & MP3 parts from Protest in Harmony
War no more - see Aint gonna study or Gnomorwah          
Watch Out - Faslane 365 site, Words schematic    
Wave Bye Bye to PFI - okey cokey tune          
We Are All Under the Stars
sung to spoken texts.
Hear Sheffield Socialist Choir recdg of 1st and 3rd sections
We are (for Peace) - (not just against the fighting)

tenor - SW

We fund our welfare
We Are The Oxford SeaGreen Singers -
see Singing for our Lives
         

We'll fight on - see Amen Siakudumisa We'll fight on
(from STh = Strawberry Thieves version of S. African song Amen Siakudumisa)

We Got Fooled Again
We Have Got the Power
Were you there - see 'When I needed....'          
We're All In This Together
We Shall not give up the fight
We want Rosa to stay - see I want Rosa....          
We've Sung a 1000 song of peace
We Will Remember :Testimony
What the Papers Say - or Don't believe what you read in the papers  
What can we do about global warming See Climate Sceptic for harmony: i.e. what shall we do with the drunken sailor.
When a soldier goes off to war -
Quand un soldat
When I needed a neighbour - Were you there
When They Came Around - film        
Where have all the flowers gone        
Which Side Are You On
William Brown
Women in Harmony bass - midi   alto - midi sop - midi all - midi
Womens Medley - see Transition...T          
Woman Resist - see Amen Siakudumisa WomenResist          
Women's Song
Workers Unite for the Battle
(The) World Turned Upside Down
Yil Lull
You and Me    
You aint got nothing to lose but your chains - see Chains          
You're a sleepy baby - lullaby        
           


Rounds or Short Warm-Up Songs

A Revolution now wouldnt do us any harm
('cos we're leading from below)
     
Ah Yellay
Bellamama        
Break ‘em on        
Chocola
pt 1 - midi
pt 2 - midi
pt 3 - midi
Click clap - warm up activity          
Come And Sing
DOH the stuff that buys the beer      
Doo bah doo bah - warm up      
Equity deputy warm-up      
Everybody      
Friends, only love can succeed  
Gospel Train        
Ho Tarakoi - Japanese round      
Hip Hop - activity warm up        
Its Women Make Us Love        
Keep on singing
My name is ... lets sing along        
Mmmmmm - warm-up        
Nanomba        
On and on - round        
Oongoowah - call response        
Peace in our heart        
Peel banannas        
Shooby-doo-wah - each person starts one after the other on each beat        
What do we want
warm up round - 1 - 121 - 12321 - 1234321.....        
Welcome, we're gonna sing together
Welcome, welcome, welcome ???? welcome        
We're gonna change the world - see Keep on singing
We thought it was wrong (We want peace)
We want peace, justice and peace        
Where there is no vision - round        
Yilolay

Manchester Street Choir Festival Songs

25 Years
Eh Malama
Bass - Man.
Tenor - Man.
Alto - Man.
Sop - Man.
All - Man.
Freedom Alto-high
Internationale
Shosholosa - Manchester score
Scores to above (pdf file)          
           

General Interest: The Island Jazz Opera

Listen to 'The Island' by William Russo, words by Adrian Michell, with Cleo Lane and Dennis Quilley, played by the Russo orchestra, leader Leon Calvert. This is a jazz opera written for radio at around the time of the expulsion of the Diego Garcia islanders to make way for a US airbase as described in an article by John Pilger. It combines the resources of a chamber orchestra and a big band. It contrasts the superficialities of US popular culture with the simplicity of the islanders. It was recorded from the radio but the quality is sufficient to convey the beauty and power of the music and the tragedy of the story. I have put it here because it is unavailable elsewhere. I think the political message is still too strong to re-broadcast it
Click here to listen to it (10 minute mp3 files parts 1 to 3)
Hear the interview with Jo Thoenes on BBC Oxford with Pete Cranston about the SeaGreen Singers broadcast on 12th October 2009

Note on viewing, printing and downloading music, movies and pix

Printing music off theWeb pages:
What follows is how it works on Internet Explorer using windows XP operating system. The same basic mechanism works with most browsers.
The idea of the song webpage is to show all of the music scores and the words together and to give the words as text so they can be used or printed out in different formats. If the score is too big or takes two pages there is often a link to another page.

The music on the website is mostly in the form of gif images which are essentially photo's (like jpg or mov which are other formats used in cameras and on the internet). The reason for using gif's is discussed at the end if anyone is interested.

You can print out the web page as you see it if you click on 'File' on the menu at the top of the web page and then choose 'Print': it will print out the whole web page. You can set the magnification, whether it is 'landscape' or 'portrait' view in the settings of the printer or go to Preview and you can change settings there including setting a custom magnification which you can adjust so you see all of what you want before you print it. More information on printing at the correct magnification is here.

However, if you only want to print the music and not the headings or the words, you can get the music only by clicking on the image of the printed sheet of music: just hover the mouse anywhere over the music score and left-click i.e. a normal click. A new page should open which should show just a page of music. You can look at this on 'File/Print preview' where you will probably need to change the magnification: as an example at 35% magnification one gets a full page of the score from 'Ode to privatisation' on an A4 sheet. Select 'Custom' in the top window on the right and enter '35' as the magnification. The default is 'shrink to fit' which doesn't seem to work to give a full page. This can then be printed out normally. If there are two pages of score you click on each score-image one after the other.

Some of the web-pages have links to special pages for single pages of music but these will have the headers and links at the bottom so cannot be as big as just the image.

Many web sites use pdf files which has the advantage that noone can change the settings but lacks the flexibility of being able to use an image of the music score in whatever way one likes including putting it in word docs or resizing it.

GIF's are an old image format (1987) mainly for text that was superceded by jpeg or jpg which came along for photo's. Gifs ran into patent problems in 1994 which meant people moved on to other formats but it stayed as a useful format on the web where it is used because it gives small files of black and white images.

To download files onto your computer you should right-click with you mouse as the mouse cursor hovers over the link and choose 'save link as' if you use the Firefox web browser or 'save target as' if you use Internet Explorer.
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For more complete instructions on printing click here

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