ADANI WAS HIS NAME-O

ADANI WAS HIS NAME-O

 Words Dermot Dorgan – tune BINGO
TUNE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWgexFRUv5o

There was a man who wanted coal, Adani was his name-o.

A-D-A-N-I, A-D-A-N-I, A-D-A-N-I, Adani was his name-o.

He needed cash to build his mine, but could not get a loan-o.

L-O-A-N-O, L-O-A-N-O, L-O-A-N-O, he could not get a loan-o.

A dozen banks around the world all said it was too risky.

R-I-S-K-Y, R-I-S-K-Y, R-I-S-K-Y, they said it was too risky.

At last he found the Westpac Bank and thought that they would help him.

H-E-L-P-him, H-E-L-P-him, H-E-L-P-him, he thought that they would help him.

But Westpac said they’d changed their mind on funding fossil fuels.

F-U-E-L-S, F-U-E-L-S-, F-U-E-L-S, on funding fossil fuels.

The StopAdani movement had convinced them it was crazy.

C-R-A-Z-Y, C-R-A-Z-Y, C-R-A-Z-Y, convinced them it was crazy.

Now Westpac puts its money into funding wind and solar.

S-O-L-A-R, S-O-L-A-R, S-O-L-A-R, they’re funding wind and solar.

And now we hope Adani fails and then we’ll be so happy.

H-A-P-P-Y. H-A-P-P-Y, H-A-P-P-Y, then we’ll be so happy.

Adani Y Dig Up Coal

Original Song by Jack Moralis and Victor Willis and sung by Village People
Parody words by Jenny Fitzgibbon & Dermot Dorgan and sung by Solar Village People all over Australia – fingers crossed – on Feb 20th 2017

This song also appears as ‘Westpac Y Dig Up Coal’ (which is still relevant but this new one is just about Adani)
Blank Backing Track HERE

Dance to learn so you can all Flash Mob and have FUN!!  HERE

Adani, There’s no need to dig coal
Hey Adani, and leave a poisonous hole
Hey Adani, with farmers paying the toll
We must leave it in the ground and
Adani, renewable we will go
Hey Adani, it will cost us less dough
Coal can stay there, and I’m sure we will find
Climate change re-duced just in time       So-lar and the wind!

Chorus
With sun to spare we say – Why Dig Up Coal    x2
With renewable pow’r from the wind and the sun
Enough – for everyone
With sun to spare we say – Why Dig Up Coal    x2
You can invest in what’s real, get a much better deal
How fabulous will you feel?

Adani, are you ready to see
Hey Adani, Queenslanders want you to be
Hey Adani, building green energy
And you got to know this one thing
Adani, If you go solar today
Hey Adani, we won’t make you go away
And we’ll thank you, because Why Dig Up Coal
When re-new-a-ble is the goal                   So-lar and the wind!

Chorus ….

Adani – there’s a fact you should know
Hey Adani, tribal elders say “no”
Hey Adani, so with Carmichael coal
We must leave it in the ground and
Adani, it’s Aboriginal land
Hey Adani, keep your cash in your hand
Hey Adani, don’t let your assets get stran-
-ded when all the world goes solar               So-lar and the wind!
Chorus ….

Stop Adani, Stop the Mine

Stop Adani, Stop the Mine

Tune Oh my Darlin’ Clementine

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

Stop Adani, Stop Adani, Stop Adaaaani, Stop the mine
Don’t go harmin’ people farmin’
it’s alarmin’ – Stop the Mine

Stop Adani, Stop Adani, Stop Adaaani, Stop the mine
Now we’re learnin’ the Climate’s turnin’
when coal is burnin’ – Stop the Mine

Stop Adani, Stop Adani, Stop Adaaani, Stop the mine
Come on Westpac, just invest back
On the right track – Stop the Mine

Stop Adani, Stop Adani, Stop Adaaani, Stop the mine
So today, without delay
Palaszczuk – Stop the Mine

(Palaszczuk pronounced: Palashay! She’s the ALP Qld Premier who should know better  😦   grr

Leave It In The Ground, Adani (Mother Brown)

LEAVE IT IN THE GROUND – by Dermot Dorgan

Tune HERE:

Leave it in the ground, leave it in the ground,
We don’t want Adani’s coal, we say, we say, we say no
Leave it in the ground, leave it in the ground,
It’s THE solution! No Pollution!
Leave it in the ground.

Adani is a mining man and coal is what he seeks.
He wants to dig from our backyard
One, million tonnes a week.
But if that coal gets burnt, we’ll pay a shocking price,
So if you’re listening, mining man,
here’s some good advice:

Leave it in the ground, leave it in the ground,
We don’t want Adani’s coal, we say, we say, we say no
Leave it in the ground, leave it in the ground,
It’s THE solution! No Pollution!
Leave it in the ground.

Now if we burn a lot of coal, we’ll cause a lot of grief.
The heat will melt the polar ice – and, kill, the Barrier Reef.
And those providing funds,
both governments and banks
Have got to hear this loud and clear:
the people say NO THANKS!!

Leave it ….

Can you Hear the Drums ADANI?

Can you hear the drums, Adani?
I remember long ago when burning
coal spread warm delight
In the firelight, Adani
Whole generations fell in love
while maybe strumming on guitars
Not a thought of distant drums
No knowledge of disaster falling from the stars

(But) now we know the truth Adani
Every man & every woman knows t source of climate change
We are not afraid, Adani
For the Earth we’ll stand our ground
And your Headquarters occupy
W’ won’t be ashamed of jail
The act of non-compliance is our battle cry

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.

When we’re old and grey Adani
We’ll remember what we did when danger
looked us in the eyes
Will you dig that coal Adani?
Hist’ry will recall your part (if you) poison water with your hand
Can you see it in our eyes
How proud we are to fight for farmers in this land

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.
We’ll visit you at port and pit  Until you quit Adani
We’ll sing and dance and use our luuuuuungs  –

Can you hear the drums?  Adani

We will, we will stop you, Adani

This was a great song that appeared for the Westpac Action on Feb 20th 2017

We Will Stop You – Queen

(To the tune/beat of We Will Rock You. by Brian May, lead guitarist of Queen. Dunno who did this great reworking – if you do let me know)
Bold words are sung on the beat.

Intro: eight bars of dum dum chh beat. For dance moves, this translates to right/left stomps on beats one and two, followed by a clap on the third and nothing on the fourth.

Westpac don’t fund any new coal /

Can’t you see it’s a very bad plan these days /

We’ll get on your case, you big disgrace / (or maybe ‘your name disgrace‘ to avoid name-calling)

Waving our banners all over the place. Singing

Stop, Stop, Stop, Stop, Adani.  (In Brisbane we sang “We will, we will stop you, A-da-ni”)

Stop, Stop, Stop, Stop, Adani.

Westpac (or CommBank), Y Dig Up Coal?

Original Song by Jack Moralis and Victor Willis and sung by Village People
Parody words by Jenny Fitzgibbon & Dermot Dorgan and sung by Solar Village People all over Australia – fingers crossed – on Feb 20th 2017

Recording with vocal HERE
Blank Backing Track HERE

Dance to learn so you can all Flash Mob and have FUN!!  HERE

Songsheet for Printing westpac-y-dig-up-coal-by-solar-village-people

If you want to sing this song to Adani without mentioning banks, go to the song “Adani, Y Dig Up Coal” that is on the song list. To sing it to CommBank, just replace the word Westpac, with CommBank. But dammit – none of the other big bank names scan well. I’ll have to write a whole new song! Grrrr.

Westpac, There’s no need to dig coal
We say, Westpac, and leave a poisonous hole
We say, Westpac, with farmers paying the toll
We must leave it in the ground and
Westpac, renewable we will go
We say, Westpac, it will cost us less dough
Coal can stay there, and I’m sure we will find
Climate change re-duced just in time       So-lar and the wind!

Chorus
With sun to spare we say – Why Dig Up Coal    x2
With renewable pow’r from the wind and the sun
Enough – for everyone
With sun to spare we say – Why Dig Up Coal    x2
You can invest in what’s real, get a much better deal
How fabulous will you feel?

Westpac, are you ready to see
We say Westpac, investors want you to be
We say Westpac, funding green energy
And you got to know this one thing
Westpac, If you pledge it today
We say Westpac your customers they will stay
And they’ll thank you, because Why Dig Up Coal
When re-new-a-ble is the goal                   So-lar and the wind!

Chorus ….

Westpac – there’s a fact you should know
We say Westpac, tribal elders say “no”
We say Westpac, so with Carmichael coal
We must leave it in the ground and
Westpac, it’s Aboriginal land
We say Westpac, keep your cash in your hand
We say Westpac, don’t let your assets get stran-
-ded when all the world goes solar               So-lar and the wind!
Chorus ….

Advance Australia’s Air!

Advance Australia’s Air

From the Gas Free Hymn Book – it’s to a fairly well-known air 🙂

 

Australians all let us give voice against the CSG

For Gold they’ll spoil our precious soil, our water air and sea

Our land abounds in natures’ gifts of beauty rich and rare

They’ll hear our rage and leave the stage before they wreck our air

In joyful strains then let us sing advance Australia fair

 

Methane extraction’s made us cross; we’ll toil with hearts and hands

To keep this common Health of ours before they spoil our land

They take the gas across the sea, to raise their profit share

With courage let us all combine and block them every where

In joyful strains then let us sing advance Australia fair

No Coal Seam Gas – 3 Blind Mice

other words to 3 Blind Mice …
Best not to start too quickly!

Coal Seam Gas, Coal Seam Gas
Bad for everyone, Bad for everyone
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

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

And one for the Great Barrier Reef:

The Great Barrier Reef, the Great barrier Reef
Loved by everyone, loved by everyone
Now coal mining, dredging and run-off is rife,
With warming, the fish and the coral in strife
If you take a stand for one thing in your life
The Great Barrier Reef

Rounds can be handy…

Using rounds can add variety and harmony to a song at a rally …

David Pizza the Poet handed me these rounds after a Carbon Canaries Workshop at Woodford.: (Row, row, row your boat and London’s Burning)

Rows and rows of solar farms
Coming all on-stream
Merrily fighting climate change
No it’s not a dream!

and

Planet’s burning, Planet’s burning
Fix the Engine, Fix the Engine
Solar Power! Solar Power!
Yes we oughta, Yes we oughta!

There’s also The Simple Life (three blind mice) and Dona Nobis Common Sense

Also other words to 3 Blind Mice …

Coal Seam Gas, Coal Seam Gas
Bad for everyone, Bad for everyone
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

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

The Great Barrier Reef, the Great barrier Reef
Loved by everyone, loved by everyone
Now coal mining, dredging and run-off is rife,
With warming, the fish and the coral in strife
If you take a stand for one thing in your life
The Great Barrier Reef