Solidarity Songs for Tim DeChristopher's Trial

by Peaceful Uprising

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  • Also includes a printable songbook of these and other songs Peaceful Uprising and supporters sing in solidarity with Tim.

     

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released February 11, 2011

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Track Name: Peter Yarrow - Have You Been to Jail for Justice?
Was it Cesar Chavez? Or Rosa Parks that day?
Some say Dr. King or Gandhi that set them on their way
No matter who your mentors are it's pretty plain to see
That, if you've been to jail for justice, you're in good company

Chorus
Have you been to jail for justice? I want to shake your hand
Cause sitting in and lyin' down are ways to take a stand
Have you sung a song for freedom? or marched that picket line?
Have you been to jail for justice? Then you're a friend of mine

Chorus

You law abiding citizens, come listen to this song
Laws were made by people, and people can be wrong
Once unions were against the law, but slavery was fine
Women were denied the vote & children worked the mine
The more you study history the less you can deny it
A rotten law stays on the books til folks like us defy it

Chorus

The law's supposed to serve us, and so are the police
And when the system fails, it's up to us to speak our peace
It takes eternal vigilance for justice to prevail
So get courage from your convictions
Let them haul you off to jail!
Track Name: Amy Carol Webb - Stand
Chorus:
I will stand with you – Will you stand with me
We will be the change that we hope to see
In the name of love – in the name of peace
Will you stand, will you stand with me

When injustice raises up its fist
And fights to stop us in our tracks
We will rise and as one resist
No fear nor sorrow can turn us back
Chorus

When pain and hatred churn up angry noise
And try to shout down our freedom song
We will rise in one joyful voice
Loud and clear and ever strong
Chorus

When broken hearts come knocking on our door
Lost and hungry and so alone
We will reach as we have reached before
For there is no stranger in this our home
Chorus

In the name of love – in the name of peace
Will you stand, will you stand with me
Track Name: Sam Cooke - This Little Light of Mine
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine, x3
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Ev’rywhere I go, I’m gonna let it shine, x3
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Even in my home, I’m gonna let it shine, x3
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

When I see my neighbor, I’m gonna let it shine, x3
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

-- Peaceful Uprising's Additional Verses --

Building up a world, I’m gonna let it shine, x3
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Out in the dark, I’m gonna let it shine, x3
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Opening up our eyes to see and realize, x3
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

There’s no time to lose, I’m gonna let it shine, x3
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.
Track Name: Woody Guthrie - This Land is Your Land
Chorus:
This land is your land - This land is my land
From California to the New York island;
From the red wood forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and Me.

As I was walking that ribbon of highway,
I saw above me that endless skyway:
I saw below me that golden valley:
This land was made for you and me.
Chorus

I've roamed and rambled, and I followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts;
And all around me a voice was sounding:
This land was made for you and me.
Chorus

When the sun came shining and I was strolling,
And the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling,
As the fog was lifting, a voice was chanting:
This land was made for you and me.
Chorus

As I went walking, I saw a sign there
And on the sign it said, "No Trespassing."
But on the other side, it didn't say nothing,
That side was made for you and me.
Chorus

In the shadow of the steeple, I saw my people,
By the relief office, I seen my people;
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking
Is this land made for you and me?
Chorus

Nobody living can ever stop me,
As I go walking that freedom highway;
Nobody living can ever make me turn back;
This land was made for you and me.
Chorus

-- Peaceful Uprising's Additional Lyrics --

We see Gulf oil spilled, we see the trees killed,
We see the flares on, the oil and gas fields,
Back hoes are gutting, our coal-filled mountains,
There’ll be no land left for you and me.
Chorus
Track Name: Bob Dylan - Blowin' in the Wind
How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, an’ how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they’re forever banned?

Chorus:
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

How many years can a mountain exist
Before it is washed to the sea?
Yes, an’ how many years can some people exist
Before they’re allowed to be free?
Yes, an’ how many times can a man turn his head
And pretend that he just doesn’t see?
Chorus

How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, an’ how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, an’ how many deaths will it take ‘til he knows
That too many people have died?
Chorus

-- Peaceful Uprising's Additional Lyrics --

How many trials must a man endure,
Before he’s allowed to speak truth?
How many years must a man sacrifice,
To stand up for those in their youth?
Yes, and how many people will stand on the side,
‘cause they are unsure, what to do?
Chorus
Track Name: Lee Hays & Pete Seeger - If I Had a Hammer
If I had a hammer
I'd hammer in the morning
I'd hammer in the evening
All over this land
I'd hammer out danger
I'd hammer out a warning
I'd hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters
All over this land

If I had a bell
I'd ring it in the morning
I'd ring it in the evening
All over this land
I'd ring out danger
I'd ring out a warning
I'd ring out love between my brothers and my sisters
All over this land

If I had a song
I'd sing it in the morning
I'd sing it in the evening
All over this land
I'd sing out danger
I'd sing out a warning
I'd sing out love between my brothers and my sisters
All over this land

Well I've got a hammer
And I've got a bell
And I've got a song to sing
All over this land
It's the hammer of justice
It's the bell of freedom
It's the song about love between my brothers & my sisters
All over this land
Track Name: The Seekers - We Shall Not Be Moved
We shall not, we shall not be moved. x 2

Chorus
Just like a tree that's planted by the waterside,
We shall not be moved.

On the road to freedom,
We shall not be moved. x 2
Chorus

We're brothers together,
We shall not be moved.
We're [sisters] together,
We shall not be moved.
Chorus

We're fighting for our freedom
We shall not be moved. x 2
Chorus

We're fighting for our children
We shall not be moved. x 2
Chorus

We're fighting for their future
We shall not be moved. x 2
Chorus

Young and old together
We shall not be moved. x 2
Chorus

Don't let the world deceive you
We shall not be moved. x 2
Chorus
We’re fighting for our future
We shall not be moved. x 2
Chorus
Track Name: Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique
And a swinging hot spot

Chorus:
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got till it’s gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

They took all the trees
Put 'em in a tree museum
And they charged the people
A dollar and a half just to see 'em
Chorus

Hey farmer, farmer
Put away the D.D.T. now
Give me spots on my apples
But leave me the birds and the bees Please!
Chorus

Late last night
I heard that screen door slam
And a big yellow taxi
Came and took away my old man
Chorus

Late last night
I heard that screen door slam
And a big yellow tractor
Took away my house, took away my land

I said don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got till it’s gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot.
Track Name: Holly Near - Singing For Our Lives
We are a gentle, angry people
and we are singing, singing for our lives

We are a justice-seeking people
and we are singing, singing for our lives

We are young and old together
and we are singing, singing for our lives

We are a land of many colors
and we are singing, singing for our lives

We are gay and straight together
and we are singing, singing for our lives

We are a gentle, loving people
and we are singing, singing for our lives