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 ….

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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 ….

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

New ‘reefy’ verse for Powered by the sky

New Verse

It is best to Divest from coal and all the rest
Now that we’re powered by the sky.
Where the wind keeps on blowing,
And solar farms keep glowing,
beneath that sunny sky.
And my Daddy and mother spoke of it so well
That the pals of my childhood divested as well
Now our Super’s in trust
So the reef will not go bust
Now that we’re powered by the sky.

Full song … https://carboncanaries.com.au/2014/02/19/were-powered-by-the-sky/

Bye Bye Coal

Parodied by Jenny Fitzgibbon
Bye Bye Love” written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant 1957.
It is best known in a debut recording by The Everly Brothers,

Bye Bye Coal
Bye Bye fossil fuels
Hello renewables
Energy from the sky
Bye bye Coal
reduce Climate stress
Hello cleverness
Goodbye to coal goodbye

Got thru denial, I’m thru with doubt
Let’s get together, work this thing out
and here’s the reason, I feel so free
I got good people surrounding me

Bye Bye Coal …

We light the dark now with something new
We’ll still be happy (with) no fossil fuel
And here’s the reason ….

Bye bye coal …

We’re Powered By The Sky (New Verse added)

printable version here

tune: “Along the Road to Gundagai”
words and music by Jack O’Hagan, 1922,
parodied by Paul Spencer, 2014

There’s a way to defray,
Rising power costs today,
Now that we’re powered by the sky.
Where the wind keeps on blowing,
And solar farms keep glowing,
Beneath that sunny sky.

That my daddy and mother,
Will love I can tell,
And the pals of my childhood,
Installed one as well.

So no more will I moan,
When the power bills come home,
Now that we’re powered by the sky.

The next verse was added for a reef event.

It is best to Divest from coal and all the rest
Now that we’re powered by the sky.
Where the wind keeps on blowing,
And solar farms keep glowing,
beneath that sunny sky.
And my Daddy and mother spoke of it so well
That the pals of my childhood divested as well
Now our Super’s in trust
So the reef will not go bust
Now that we’re powered by the sky.