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Boinker
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posted 27 September 2004 09:46 AM      Profile for Boinker   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I am on strike and would like to get some labour or strike songs that will keep our spirits up.

Anyone know any labour friendly websites?


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favoritething
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posted 28 September 2004 11:25 AM      Profile for favoritething     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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vickyinottawa
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posted 28 September 2004 02:07 PM      Profile for vickyinottawa   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I did a google search on "union songs" and a whole bunch came up....
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oldgoat
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posted 28 September 2004 02:58 PM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Some good ones here.
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Boinker
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posted 12 October 2004 05:38 PM      Profile for Boinker   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oldgoat:

Thanks for the post but I'm looking for the chords that go with the lyrics so that I can actually sing the songs.

Any Rabblers that can help?


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Hugh
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posted 12 October 2004 07:28 PM      Profile for Hugh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Rise Up Singing is a large collection of mostly fairly well-known songs generally of a somewhat progressive bent, complete with guitar chords (and tapes you can buy of the songs, if you don't know them and want to find out how they go). It's arranged by themes, and I'm pretty sure there's a "Labour" section. Rise Up Singing is pretty easy to find in bookstores.

There's also the Digital Tradition, a huge (and I mean huge) searchable database of songs, some of which give guitar chords, and some of which give tunes. Here is one place you can search it, by title or words in the song. (Not as useful unless you know what song you're looking for.)

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Screaming Lord Byron
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posted 13 October 2004 10:01 AM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Most Union songs are simple enough, necessarily so, as they're written to be sung on the march, or on strike. 90% of them will probably roll around on the same three or four chords.
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