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saint-dominique
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posted 07 April 2008 08:41 PM      Profile for saint-dominique     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Anyone know where I can find guitar tabs or chords for Solidarity Forever? Seems like a simple tune I would like to learn!

If nothing else...even sheet music for piano would be good!


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bigcitygal
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posted 07 April 2008 10:52 PM      Profile for bigcitygal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hi saint-dominique.

Since the tune of "Solidarity Forever" is the same as the pro-war, pro-Christian song "The Battle Hymn of the Republic", just replace the lyrics found here.


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viigan
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posted 08 April 2008 10:35 AM      Profile for viigan     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Try Googling Power Tabs archive. You might have to download the software first, but it's worth it.
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Ken Burch
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posted 08 April 2008 10:50 PM      Profile for Ken Burch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
And before the tune was used for "Battle Hymn of The Republic", it was the abolitionist him "John Brown's Body".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Brown's_Body

And was later used for this "black power" song by Len Chandler(this is footage from the old Pete Seeger "Rainbow Quest" program)

Also, yes, the "Battle Hymn" does use some religious imagery(although not specifically "Christian", since Jerusalem Slim himself isn't actually mentioned and "The Lord" could just as easily mean YHWH, Allah, or for all we know Vishnu). But, before dismissing the song as "prowar", let's remember that the war it was supporting was the Union side in the American Civil War, the side that was fighting, among other things, for the abolition of slavery(though I'll grant that that wasn't their only war aim.)

It's not like they're singing it all day in the Green Zone.

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