Lock the Gate to this Land

Jenny Fitzgibbon 2011 (Add to this as you wish!)
Tune – this train is bound for glory, this train. The first verse can be used as a chorus.
Also see “Water for Life on this land” which is the same song for a different event, but might suit your purpose better.

The water – belongs to the nation on this land
The water – belongs to the nation on this land
The water – belongs to the nation
For feeding each future generation on this land
Lock the Gate on this Land

They’ll see – that we’re not teasin’ on this land x3
We’re out to protect the Great Artesian on this land
Lock the Gate on this Land

There’ll be a revolution on this land x 3
If the price of gas includes pollution on this land
Lock the Gate on this Land

There’ll be no fracking or drilling on this land x3
Cos we don’t want no poison spilling on this land
Lock the Gate on this Land

Profits to be made by the million on this land x3
Leaving a clean-up bill of a billion on this land
Lock the Gate to this Land

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Dona Nobis Common Sense (Sung as a Round)

Tune: Dona Nobis Pachem
Jenny Fitz and Paul Spencer

 No more, No More, Coal Seam Gas Mining
Leave it, leave it, in the ground

There are no clean green loopholes
Leave it Leave it in the ground

Gas Wells, everywhere are leaking
Leave it Leave it in the ground

(for the timing, each group need to end the word Leave at the same time and say ‘it’ as togetherly as possible. I think. Have a listen)

What shall we do with the poison Water? (Drunken Sailor)

Paul Spencer
Tune – Drunken Sailor for those young people who don’t
know the tune by just reading it –
parodies work best when it’s a well-known tune
so which songs are we going to parody in 10 years?

 

What shall we do with the poison water? (x3)
Poison from the coal seam.

Chorus: Who gave consent to pump up? (x3)
Poison from the coal seam

2. Pump it back near the deep Artesian

3. Filter it a bit then call it healthy

4. Spray it in the air and disperse the poison

5. Hold it in a pond till the rainy season

6. Let it overflow in the creeks and rivers

7. Wait till it’s found in the crops and cattle

8. Say that it’s not from the coal seam drilling

 

 

 

When the Rigs come rolling in (When the Saints) COAL VERSION for Maules Creek

Tune HERE
to the tune of “When the Saints Go Marching In”
new words by Paul Spencer, Owen English and Cath Blakey
Coal-ized by Jessie and Jen at Camp Wando

We’re gonna sing, sing, sing,
We’re gonna shout, shout, shout,
We’re gonna sing, we’re gonna shout,
Stop the Mine, (OR Stop the drills)

When the blasting rigs arrive,    OR    When Whitehaven Coal arrives OR … (When the drilling rigs arrive
We’re gonna blockade side to side,
We’re gonna sing, we’re gonna shout,
Stop the Mine.

Chorus:
Oh When the drills (OR When the rigs)
Come rolling in,
Oh when the drills come rolling in,
We’re gonna be there to stop them,
When the drills come rolling in.

2. You can jail us and our friends,
We’re gonna be there till the end…

3. Laugh at fines and scorn your bail,
We’re not even scared of jail,…

4. On the streets and in the courts,
And at the company’s headquarts,

Coal Seam Gas (3 Blind Mice round)

Don’t start too fast. This is also a round so some people can stay on the first 2 lines thru the 3 fast lines.

Part 1
Coal Seam Gas, Coal Seam Gas
Bad for everyone, Bad for everyone

Part 2
There’s all that fracking, and leaking is rife
They poison the water and give farmers strife
It won’t happen here while my body has life
No Coal Seam Gas (only one as the end of part two, then start at the beginning of part 1)

 

 

Other words when you get bored …

Coal Seam Gas, Coal Seam Gas,
Worth making a fuss, worth making a fuss

With weak regulations and lies and spin
Where profits abound, Paid lobbyists win
Is this a democ-cracy we live in?
No Coal Seam Gas

Coal Seam Gas Songs List

These Gates are Made for Locking (These Boots …Walking)

Water in the Coal Seam (Pick a Bale o’ Cotton)

When Coal Seam Gas was New (When Jone’s Ale was new)

Coal Seam Gas (3 Blind Mice)

When the drills come rolling in (When the Saints) CSG version
When the Rigs Come Rollin In (COAL version for Maules Ck)

What shall we do with the poison Water? (Drunken Sailor)

Dona Nobis Common Sense (CSG version)

Lock the Gate to this Land (This train is Bound for Glory, this train)

You’ve left me a home among the gasfields,
with clear-felled gum trees
some chemical crap and a burning tap
a pipeline out the back,
Dusty lorries out the front
Well it’s not fracking fair!