“That’s the power that music has, to make you feel you’re not alone.” – Billy Bragg
“Music unites entire peoples, it unites entire religions, its power is very great.” – John Williams
“To this day, I don’t understand how people think they can bring anybody together without a song.” – Bernice Johnson Reagon
Here are some songs to bring us all together. You can pick up the lyrics, turn on the accompaniment, and help bring music to our movement. With thanks to musicians Tristan McCoppin (guitar and background vocals) and Marc Schmied, bass.
Three Five Oh
Sheet music and lyrics can be downloaded here
I Won’t Back Down
Hear the Tom Petty original here
Which Side Are You On
Florence Reece, whose husband was a union organizer working with coal miners in Kentucky, wrote Which Side Are You On. You can hear her sing it here and Pete Seeger’s version here.
You and Me (To the tune of “This Land is Your Land”)
This Climate Dream of Mine (To the tune of “This Little Light of Mine”)
Hymn of the Future (To the tune of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”)
I Love the Sunshine (To the tune of “You Are My Sunshine”)
I love the sunshine / the glowing sunshine / It gives us power when skies are clear – get the lyrics for the climate versions of these familiar songs in this songbook by Alice Hale