Next outing of XR Climate Choir

Hello folks!

Fires rage and despair is rife, so we get active. Despair ends when action begins. Singing is always worth doing.

Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast, Qld
December 1st from 2.30-5.30pm there’s an information day for Extinction Rebellion with a bit of singing, a smidge of theatre, a hug of friendship and probably something to paint. Here’s the FB event if you can share it …

Extinction Rebellion Sunshine Coast – invites YOU to join us for a FAMILY FRIENDLY, Fun, Summer Picnic!

This is your chance to meet your local Extinction Rebellion group, in a relaxed social setting!

You can learn more about this movement and how our Sunshine Coast Group works within it.

You can listen to informative speakers, learn about the principles and values of the movement, have a sing along with our great XR climate choir and get linked in for future activities!

BYO – food / drinks / picnic stuff – friends and family!

If you email xrsc @ maleny.biz you will get to hear of XR Sunshine Coast events.

Hope to see you at Dec 1st

Everybody Gathering in Peace to rally

A new song – Everybody Gathering in Peace to Rally

It contains the 3 demands of Extinction Rebellion in the one song, with repeatable bits, to a well-known tune – ‘We’re going to the zoo’ by Tom Paxton

Words:

Everybody gathering in peace to rally – zoo3

Music HERE

 

John Warner Adani Songs!

Holy Moley this man can write a good chorus song!
John Warner is well known in the Sydney folk singers scene and all over the country for his writing and also for children’s songs and being a stalwart member of many harmony singing crews.

And here’s music to listen to and word sheets to download for each of the songs below. Enjoy!

The list …

Adani Corporation Mines Dirty Coal – with music
Adani’s Jobs – with music
All Life Needs Water – with music
Coal Belongs with the dinosaurs
Coal or Snow
Coral or Coal – with music
Divest – with music
Flood Drought Fire
Four Degrees – with music
Frere Adani, Frere Adani – with music
Hot Out Here
It’s Time, Climate
New Coal Shanty – with music
No New Coal – with music
Wangan & Jagalingou – with music

 

 

Sunshine Coast Climate Choir songs

Hi there Climate Choir singer!

This list will get added to. There are now 6 songs on it. Until I make a dedicated WordPress site, I’ll keep using this.

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These are the first four songs. All the lyrics HERE XR 4 songs on one page
When you click on the link a PDF gets downloaded into your Downloads folder.

Emergency by Blythe Pepino –
SCORE Emergency Score
Recordings – All three parts (High Part is the Melody)

Never Doubt
SCORE Never Doubt Score – Full Score 2 pages
Recording – HERE

Dona Nobis the Truth
SCORE Dona Nobis the Truth
Recordings – HERE

Climb the Climate Change Challenge has no score as yet
Note: Change to lyrics – instead of ‘FUTURE generations’ we will sing ‘YOUNGER generations’ as this matches the present urgency.
Recording of Melody (which is a lower part)
Recording of High Part – a harmony
Recording of  Whole thing together

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Waterloo Rising – for Funeral-type actions
Song by Grace Gillan accompanied by Blythe Pepino
Music by Hans Zimmer
Change is coming we are few but we are strong
Time’s been wasted and we haven’t got too long
Mother’s dying we can feel it in our bones
So we’re rebelling ‘gainst a system that is wrong.

Listen HERE: this is a beautiful, moving video of the UK rebellion in April 2019
The very first 30 seconds of the video is the tune. Repeat this bit to get familiar.

You never get to hear the harmony on its own, but as you watch the video you will get to hear the melody on its own a few times. About half way through the song stops.

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A new song – Everybody Gathering in Peace to Rally

It contains the 3 demands of Extinction Rebellion in the one song, with repeatable bits, to a well-known tune – ‘We’re going to the zoo’ by Tom Paxton

Words:

Everybody gathering in peace to rally – zoo3

Music HERE

 

 

 

There shall be no Adani Mine

There shall be No Adani Mine

Tune: We shall not be Moved

There shall be no Adani mine x2
with Wangan and Jagalingu
we will win this time
No Adani mine.

Stopping the rail line – No Adani mine x2

Protecting water – No Adani mine etc

Protecting country – No Adani mine

Cliiii-mate Justice – No Adani mine

There shall be no Adani mine

 

Timing note: (each full stop is the first beat of a 4/4 bar)

.There shall be
.no Adani mine
.There shall be
.no Adani mine with Wangan
.and Jagalingu we will
.win this time
.No Adani
.mine
 

GHD Protests have songsheet! July 2019

When I heard we were doing an action outside GHD offices around the country I put together some new chants, adjusted some lyrics and now there’s a songsheet for those events.

At our one in the Sunshine Coast we are having a life sized Polar Bear there, and a cub. Hence the Tragedy Song for Nanook.

I will post links to the Facebook videos when they are available.

Songsheet for #StopAdani  GHD songs and chants July2

The video is still BRILL!

I saw this morning that I haven’t posted anything on Carbon Canaries since Jan.

OMG! Now I know I’ve added stuff but it seems you have to write a new post to look like you’ve done anything at all.

So here’s a post about the most exiting thing … the HUGE video we did of one of the songs. Please view this and share wildly. Thanks. Please leave a comment if you feel like it!

https://carboncanaries.com.au/2017/04/29/adani-y-dig-up-coal/

Have a good dance!

Message to you Anna

Think I heard someone else sing this!!
A Message to You, Rudy lyrics © Carlin America Inc
Songwriters: Robert Livingstone Thompson of the Specials
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Stop your messing around (ah-ah-ah)
Better think of our future (ah-ah-ah)
Time you straighten right out (ah-ah-ah)
Creating problems with coal (ah-ah-ah)
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Anna!
A message to you, Anna
A message to you
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Stop your fooling around (ah-ah-ah)
Time you straighten right out (ah-ah-ah)
Better think of our future (ah-ah-ah)
Else we’ll vote you right out (ah-ah-ah)
Anna!
A message to you, Anna
A message to you

Melbourne Climate Choir use Carbon Canary songs to sing out for Climate Action

We get a sing-out from a Melbourne based blog.

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https://cmvicblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/07/carbon-canaries-sing-out-for-climate-change/

“If the ongoing issues surrounding climate change and the proposed Adani Coal mine leave you wanting to blow your top we’ve unearthed a way to help channel that frustration and anger into inspiration and joy. Let us begin. Pop a coin into your cerebral jukebox and select the tune to the chorus of the Abba song Fernando substituting the words penned by Bjorn, Agnetha and co with the following:

There’s more carbon in the air each night 
We’ve got to fight Adani
Causing climate change for you and me
It’s planet’ry Adani
And we know that we must never lose
The stage is set
We’ll occupy your office suite
Until you’re beat Adani…

Great isn’t it? Spirits depressed and deflated by overwhelming environmental concerns are momentarily lifted and buoyed with the added bonus that the familiar tune makes it an easy song to pick up and join in with in no time: empower yourself and others by engaging in a spot of choral activism and sing out against climate change. And there’s plenty more material where that came from, including for traditional folkies ‘Stop Adani Stop the mine’ to the tune of Oh my darling Clementine, guaranteed to stick firmly in ears everywhere:

Stop Adani, Stop Adani, Stop Adaaaani, Stop the mine
Shouldn’t aughta poison water
It’s an order – Stop the Mine

cropped-c__fakepath_carbon-canariesrect-320x110Clever and simple, these songs are addictive and accessible and are the work of two radically minded musician/activists from Queensland and NSW, Jenny Fitzgibbon and Paul Spencer, who have together created Carbon Canaries, an online song resource ‘enabling people everywhere to sing out for climate action with songs that ‘poke fun at fossils & fuelish humans, celebrate renewables of all genders and make choirs spring up at an action or staffroom near you.’

To date, Carbon Canaries have parodied and posted the tunes of 35 well-known songs re-writing the lyrics to reflect, as Paul writes, ‘the human experience of the social change movement and of living in a world that’s so beautiful, so alarming and so inspiring all at the same time.’

Jenny is motivated by the desire to offer protesters and climate campaigners a source of ‘joy and energy’ and to enable people everywhere.

The Carbon Canaries’ website provides all th“