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

Water for Life On this Land

Water for Life on this Land                                                                  Jenny Fitzgibbon 2011
This song is the same as Lock the Gates to this land, but changed for a Campaign.

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

Water for life on this land

 

There’ll be a revolution on this land

If the price of gas includes pollution on this land

Water for life on this land

 

There’ll be no fracking or drilling on this land

Cos we don’t want no poison spilling on this land

Water for life on this land

 

They’ll see – that we’re not teasin’ on this land

We’re out to protect the Great Artesian on this land

Water for life on this land

 

Profits to be made by the million on this land

Leaving a clean-up bill of a billion on this land

Water for life on this land

 

Divest your Super (Pack Up your Troubles)

Original words by George Powell (out of copyright)
Music by his brother Felix Powell

Divest your Super from the old Coal Mine
And smile, smile, smile
Divest your Super from the old Coal Mine
‘Cos fossil fuels are vile
What’s the use of profiting
No future in denial
So – Divest your super from the old Coal Mine
and Smile smile smile!

Divest your banking from that Coal Seam Gas
And smile, smile, smile
Divest your banking from that Coal Seam Gas
‘Cos fossil fuels are vile
What’s the use of mortgaging
If you’re building on denial
So – divest your banking from that Coal Seam Gas
And smile smile smile

Invest your money with your kids in mind
And Smile smile smile
Invest your money with your kids in mind
‘Cos fossil fuels are vile
What’s the use of parenting
If it’s only for a while
Invest your money with your kids in mind
And Smile smile smile

The Giant Coal Mine (‘Galumph’ went the little Green Frog)

Tune – The Little Green Frog
Parody Paul Spencer
Tune at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiKdD3h6C2U

1. “More Jobs” went the giant coal mine last night,
“More jobs” went the giant coal mine,
“More jobs” went the giant coal mine last night,
And they all went “Jobs, jobs, jobs.”

But we all know mines go [CLAP] “Where’s my dividend?”
[CLAP] “Where’s my dividend?”, [CLAP] “Where’s my dividend?”,
We all know mines go [CLAP] “Where’s my dividend?”,
They don’t go “Jobs, jobs, jobs.”

2. “It’s safe!” went the CSG firm last night,
“It’s safe!” went the CSG firm,
It’s safe went the CSG firm last night,
And they all went “Safe, safe, safe.”

But we all know firms go [CLAP] “Rush the permit through”,
[CLAP] “Rush the permit through”, [CLAP] “Rush the permit through”,
We all know firms go [CLAP] “Rush the permit through”,
They don’t go “Safe, safe, safe.”

3. “Ker-ching” went the CSG farm last night,
“Ker-ching” went the CSG farm,
“Ker-ching went the CSG farm last night,
And they all went “Ching, ching, ching.”

But we all know farms go [CLAP] “Where’s our water gone?”,
[CLAP] “Where’s our water gone?”, [CLAP] “Where’s our water gone?”,
We all know farms go [CLAP] “Where’s our water gone?”,
They don’t go “Ching, ching, ching.”

4. “We’re mates” went the National MP last night,
“We’re mates” went the National MP,
“We’re mates” went the National MP last night,
And they all went “Mates, mates, mates.”

But we all know Nats go [CLAP] “Do what Tony says”,
[CLAP] “Do what Tony says”, [CLAP] “Do what Tony says”,
We all know Nats go [CLAP] “Do what Tony says”,
They don’t go “Mates, mates, mates.”

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

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!

When Coal Seam Gas Was New

printable version here

Trad. tune: When Jone’s Ale Was New
Parodied by Paul & John Spencer 2013

Hear it HERE

On grazing land that was priceless, a company sought a gas licence,
A company sought a gas licence, they’d have a jolly good spree,
They quickly came up with a marvellous plan,
To frack for gas all over the land,
And sell it to China and Japan,
When coal seam gas was new, my boys,
When coal seam gas was new.

CHORUS:
And they called for more wells and more land and more leases,
And oh the expansion it just never ceases,
And nobody mentioned all these increases,
When coal seam gas was new, my boys,
When coal seam gas was new.

Well at first it’s just exploration, a simple investigation,
A simple investigation, if only it were true,
For once the company passes the gate,
You’re likely to find you’ve left it too late,
With all their sweet-talking you’ve taken the bait,
When coal seam gas was new, my boys,
When coal seam gas was new.

Well the next to come in is the drilling, no chance of anything spilling,
No chance of anything spilling, if only it were true,
There’s sodium hydroxide, ammonium persulfate,
Or muriatic acid or sodium borate,
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate,
So drink your chemical brew, my boys,
So drink your chemical brew.

When drilling down past the water, they seal it just like they oughter,
They seal it just like they oughter, if inly it were true,
The water flows out from the basin cracking,
And mixes with chemicals used in the fracking,
And all of it’s done with government backing,
The profits will go to a few, my boys,
The profits will go to a few.

And when the mining is over, the land will go back to clover,
The land will go back to clover, if only it were true,
We can’t use the water, the poison’s still there,
The methane’s still leaking into the air,
And the company’s gone with never a care,
When coal seam gas is through, my boys,
When coal seam gas is through.