Can you Hear the Drums Adani? – I have added a sung version

LISTEN HERE – Use it as much as you like. If for some reason it doesn’t work for you please let me know.

 

There is also a chord chart so your Ukulele Group can perform it.

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Drums - Adani photo of chords

 

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‘Prosecute Adani’

This was a song sung outside Qld Parliament on Weds 5th Sept to demand that Adani got prosecuted for the coal dust and sludge spill at their coal port. And it came about!  They will be prosecuted  nothing like a good song to hurry things along  

Written by Dermot Dorgan with Peter McCallum from Mackay Consevation Group. The tune is Alleluhia by Leonard Cohen and a great set of words.

PROSECUTION

We’ve listened to the evidence

Presented here for this offence,

It’s clear for guilt there is no diminution.

We all agree that for this deed,

Adani’s guilt is clear indeed

And now you should proceed to Prosecution.

Prosecution
Prosecution
Prosecution
Pro-se-cu-u-tion.

Last year when cyclone Debbie came

With mighty winds and flooding rain,

Adani’s people lied about pollution.

They said, “ It won’t be really gross

“One hundred milligrams at most”.

Their lies aimed at evading Prosecution.

Prosecution …

We’ve heard about the bad report
Adani tried to hide in court
They broke the rules and thereby caused pollution
The number it was 8-0-6
At Abbot Point … we saw the pics
And now the time has come for Prosecution

Prosecution ….

Well the case is strong and you have the proof,
The coal dust count went through the roof,
Coal flowed out to the Reef with no dilution.
Adani said it wasn’t fair
To send a fine, no you wouldn’t dare –
Take them to court and launch a Prosecution

Prosecution….

Now the case is won, it’s very clear

The penalty must be severe,

For crimes like this there is no absolution.

The public rightly must insist

No simple slap upon the wrist

Will do as a result of prosecution.

Prosecution….

#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 …

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 

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

Whole Song with me singing (Thanks Bob Wilson for the recording!) HERE


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

VIDEO of a RALLY outside Westpac in Feb 2017. Revellers bopping and singing along to the Westpac Version of Y Dig Up Coal 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?

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.

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.)

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 ….