Protest Songs

It’s difficult to imagine a peace action without song!

As we build up to the action, we’ve gathered songs of peace, justice, love, and equality, that we can sing together on the day.

We’ve chosen simple, well know songs, so that we don’t need to be faffing around with bits of paper on the day.  This does mean it’s useful to have a practice beforehand – below are videos of each of the 11 songs to help you.  Why not arrange a singing session after meeting one Sunday?

Songlist

  1. Dear Friends
  2. Ubi Caritas
  3. Singing for our Lives
  4. Building Bridges
  5. We shall overcome
  6. I will not fight with you anymore (Ali Burns)
  7. Dona Nobis Pacem
  8. When death was behind me (Ali Burns)
  9. Shalom, My Friend
  10. Vine and Fig Tree
  11. We Will Stop You (adapted version of We Will Rock You)

Videos

Dear Friends

Ubi Caritas

Singing for our Lives

Building Bridges

We shall overcome

I will not fight with you anymore (Ali Burns). No video available, the lyrics are:

I will not fight with you any more,

For the road is long and hard,

And I need all my strength,

Yes I need all my strength,

Yes I need all my strength to keep on walking

Descant:

Sister I will not fight,

The road is long and hard,

I need my strength,

I need my strength to keep walking.

Dona Nobis Pacem


When death was behind me (Ali Burns) – follow the link for audio of the song

Shalom, My Friend

Vine and Fig Tree

We Will Stop You – below is the tune, our adapted lyrics are:

Listen to the crowds now
Singing in the streets now
Trying just to stop you
Selling for arms!
You’ve got
Blood on your face
Big disgrace
Selling your arms all over the place
Singing
We will we will stop you…(etc)