#BanTheDrills Now

We will #BanTheDrills Now – Queen

(To the tune/beat of We Will Rock You. by Brian May, lead guitarist of Queen.
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.

Providence don’t go looking for oil /

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

We’ll get on your ccase, your name disgrace

Waving our banners all over the place. Singing

We will, ban the, drills now – Providence x2

When the Drills come rolling in (When the Saints) Oil/Gas VERSION for Ireland

Listen to the tune HERE
to the tune of “When the Saints Go Marching In” with some unusual bits. Good to have a listen.
new words by Paul Spencer, Owen English and Cath Blakey

We’re gonna sing, sing, sing,
We’re gonna shout, shout, shout,
We’re gonna sing, we’re gonna shout,
Ban the drills!

If those drilling rigs arrive
We’re gonna blockade side to side,
We’re gonna sing, we’re gonna shout,
#BantheDrills.

Chorus:
Oh When the drills
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,

5. From Cork to Donegal, you will hear this mighty call …

6. Deep sea corals at the site, will be dead if we don’t fight …

Stop 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 to #StopAdani 

In Maleny we recorded a community video of this song on Feb 17th at 10.30 am in the main street. We had great fun! 100 people came along to show their opposition to the mine.

LISTEN TO THE SONG HERE 💃🏼🕺🏻💃🏼🕺🏻

Watch the video, share it and then perform it in your own community!

Stop Adani! – There’s no need to dig coal
Stop Adani! – and leave a poisonous hole
Stop Adani! – with farmers paying the toll
We must leave coal in the ground
Stop Adani! – renewable we will go
Stop Adani! – it will cost us less dough
Stop Adani! – 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
With community power, we share in the deal
How fabulous will we feel?

Stop Adani! – Vote to make pollies see
Stop Adani! – Aus-tral-i-ans want to be
Stop Adani! – building green energy
We must leave coal in the ground
Stop Adani! – we can go solar today
Stop Adani! – if we vote fossils away
Stop Adani! – we’re asking Why Dig Up Coal
When re-new-a-ble is the goal                   So-lar and the wind!

Chorus ….

Stop Adani! – It’s a fact we all know
Stop Adani! – that tribal elders say “no”
Stop Adani! – so with Galiliee coal
We must leave it in the ground
Stop Adani! – it’s Aboriginal land
Stop Adani! – For the Artesian we stand
Stop Adani! – The power is in our hand
When we use our vote to de-mand              So-lar and the wind!

 

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?

Writers of original Fernando: Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus.
Repurposing: Jenny Fitzgibbon

Hear a full sung version HERE which you can use if there’s no local person who wants to sing it but you’d like your local rep to hear it.

Photo of the Chord chart I used is also on the above link.

Can you hear the drums, Adani?
I remember long ago when burning
coal spread warm delight
In the firelight, Adani
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 cause 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
(There’s) no planet B, 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

 

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    (There’s) no planet B, 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

i have updated it since Westpac bowed to public pressure and said they wouldn’t fund it – yay!

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.

Adani don’t go diging new coal /

Don’t you know it’s a very bad plan these days /

We’ll get on your case, in-vade your space

Waving our banners all over the place

We will, we will stop you, A-da-ni

 

(OR   Stop, Stop, Stop, Stop, Adani.)

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!

Planet’s burning, Planet’s burning
Fix the System, Fix the System
Fossil-free! Fossil-free!
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