Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Green songs and poetry: People of Britain arise!

Let the people arise (first two verses to the tune of 'God Save Our Queen'; this is a parody of our national anthem, and includes tunes from the other nations of the British Isles i.e. Scotland the Brave, Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau, Ambhran na Fiann):

 (first and second verses to tune of 'God Save Our Queen')

1. Let us all save Britain,
Our noble island of Britain,
From misery and pain!
Let us be victorious,
Happy and glorious,
And overthrow the elite's tyranny over us!
We'll save Britain!

2.People of Britain,arise,
Scatter the Establishment,
And make them fall!
Confound Cameron's politics,
Frustrate Miliband's old tricks,
Stop Farage's racist right-wing fix,
We'll save you all.

(third verse to tune of 'Scotland the Brave')

3.So, let us march from London to Inverness,
Together we will undo the bankers' mess!
For if we can get the people to turn left,
We can put an end to the elites' grand theft!
(fourth verse to tune of 'Land of My Fathers', the Welsh national anthem, but in B flat major)

4. The selfish wealthy cruel elite  
Have tried to sweep us right off our feet,
But we are brave and strong in this fight for good,
To protect people and planet, water and wood...

(fifth verse to tune of 'The Soldier's Song', the Irish national anthem) 

 5. Free people are we,
Whose lives are pledged to Britain,
Some have come
From a land beyond the wave,
We shall help you all be free
No more shall our land of sun and rain,
Be one to drive us to an early grave.
If we strive hard, we shall all prevail,
For people and earth, we shall not fail!
Our solidarity shall echo, far and fast,
We shall bring true peace and hope at last!

1 comment:

  1. tattyjacket@gmail.com3 September 2014 at 11:45

    Let the sunshine song is on http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/20050311/Geography/Keystage3/Environmentalis/sustainab/introduct/starter.htm

    You have to press STEP FORWARD five or six times though.