Sunshine Coast Climate Choir songs

Hi there Climate Choir singer!

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
Lyrics –
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 on a system that is wrong.

(So we’re rebels ‘gainst a system that is wrong – this adjustment fixes the grammar if you think it worth it!)
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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Posters for Climate Strike

Here is an A4 poster for the Maleny send-off to the Sunshine Coast Global strike for Climate and an A4 sheet with two A5 posters.

WHEN YOU CLICK THESE LINKS the PDF will automatically download into your Downloads folder

Global Climate StrikeMalenySendoff  A4 poster

Global Climate StrikeMalenySendoff_A5 2xA5 posters

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“

Carols Against Coal

Hi folks!

i tried but could not attach the actual PDF onto this page on my phone. I had to take a screenshot of each page and upload them individually so they will probably pixelate if you try to use them for printing. Dunno.

So anyone who emails me on jennyfitzy at gmail.com and asks for one will get one emailed to them.  I must ask the writers/designer if there is already a link to the PDF for download.

But here they are and you can read through them and choose your faves!

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GOSPEL! Stand for the Land on the Galilee

Clap and dance while singing!

Original song: Put Your Hand in the Hand by Gene MacLellan 1970.
Parody by Jenny Fitzgibbon

Tune and song being sung with gusto HERE

 

For the LAND we take a STAND against the MAN Who’d steal our water

For the LAND we take a STAND against the MAN Who poisoned the sea

Take a look at the facts and you can’t look at acting any differently

Than taking a STAND against the MAN who’d wreck the LAND on the Galilee!

 

So join our BAND taking a STAND for the LAND and protecting water

So join our BAND taking a STAND for the LAND, the reef and the sea

Take a look at the facts and you can’t look at acting any differently

Than joining our BAND taking a STAND for the LAND on the Galilee!

 

Woodford Folk festival was a blast!

There were 4 Carbon Canary events at Woodford Folk Festival. Two workshops introducing the songs and two Pop-Up appearances at other climate-related shows.

The Environmental Defender’s Office ran a mock trial where the great barier Reef brought the Qld Gov to court for endangering its life. Dr Ian Lowe did a a fabby job of defending the Qld Gov while simultaneously ripping them to shreds, and Jo Bragg and Step

The workshops were great. At the first was a long-term parody writer, David Pizza the Poet who handed me these rounds the next day: (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!

It was wonderful to meet such great activists working hard all over Australia – there were people from 350.org, NT Pipeline, AYCC, people fighting Colton Coal Mine … seeing the smiles and fun we had was really rewarding for me and I hope everyone.