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Back Home In Derry

[1984]
To the tune of The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot
Lyrics by Bobby Sands

Musica: Sull'aria di The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald di Gordon Lightfoot
Testo di Bobby Sands

"Back Home in Derry" was written by Bobby Sands (who also used the pen name Marcella). Sands is an Irishman who is more famous (or one should say: notorious) for his involvement with the IRA & as a hunger striker than he is as a poet & songwriter.

As authority, may I cite the great Christy Moore? Christy includes this song in his repertoire and acknowledges Sands as the creator of the song. In his book "One Voice: My life in Song" Christy writes that he first came across the song when "I was staying in a house in Derry after an H-block concert and a young lad recently released sang this song..."

That this eloquent and poignant song of resistance and rebellion in Irish history was... (Continues)
In 1803 we sailed out to sea
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/20 - 23:49
Song Itineraries: Conflicts in Ireland
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Viva la Quinta Brigada!

[1984]
Lyrics and Music by Christy Moore
Testo e musica di Christy Moore
Dall'album/From the album Ride On

Con Lunny e il chitarrista Declan Sinnott, Moore ricostituisce il nucleo centrale dei Moving Hearts in un album più che mai intriso di passione politica e civile (a cominciare dalla intensa title track) che apre gli occhi sul mondo senza dimenticare le tragedie di casa (due pezzi, "Back Home In Derry" e "McIlhatton", portano la firma di Bobby Sands, martire del conflitto tra Ira e governo inglese). È puro folk di protesta quello che anima il valzer di "El Salvador" e "Viva La Quinta Brigada", mosso racconto che celebra i volontari irlandesi arruolati nella guerra civile di Spagna, mentre "The City Of Chicago" narra con ritmo avvincente delle prime ondate migratorie negli Stati Uniti. Ma c'è anche un imperdibile intervallo ludico sotto le sembianze di "Lisdoonvarna", esilarante cronaca di una Woodstock folk d'Irlanda che diventerà un happening irrinunciabile nei concerti.

Da questa pagina
Ten years before I saw the light of morning
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/20 - 23:15

Colonialismo

Il testo della canzone, così come la nota che segue, ci è stata inviata direttamente da Gualtiero Bertelli il 20 agosto 2006. Ringraziarlo di cuore è da parte nostra un enorme piacere e un gradito obbligo al tempo stesso.

"[...]A tale proposito te ne invio una che non ho visto, che non canto da tantissimo tempo, ma che è stata registrata, più volte, e cantata, molto, da Paola Nicolazzi. Il titolo è Colonialismo, è del 1972 (o forse addirittura '71) e la riprenderò nel nuovo lavoro che sto facendo [...]. La versione che ti invio ha piccoli aggiustamenti rispetto a quella cantata (benissimo) da Paola e li ho fatti giusto questa mattina pensando al suo riutilizzo." [Gualtiero Bertelli].
Che ci chiamate schiavi
(Continues)
Contributed by Gualtiero Bertelli [tramite RV] 2006/8/20 - 19:28

Apathesia

© 2006 sonny flaharty music, BMI
Words and Music by Sonny Flaharty

The title "Apathesia" is a word created from the combination of apathy and amnesia. The lessons from the past have taught us much, but the artistic and educational community has'nt done much yet to change things. We CAN help change the world and this horrible situation we're in. Listen close to to lyric and study what it's saying.

Thank you Sonny for contributing your beautiful song.[RV]
Yesterday Leroy bought himself a new toy
(Continues)
Contributed by Sonny Flaharty 2006/8/20 - 19:09

A Compiègne (Marche du Front Stalag 122)

Trovate la versione originale in francese, e mi sembra anche presa da una vecchia registrazione, nel LP "Canti dei lager" a cura di Sergio Liberovici Dischi del sole

Grazie Gualtiero, e sicuramente non appena avrò modo di (ri)procurarmi i "Canti dei lager", provvederò alla trascrizione. [RV]
Gualtiero Bertelli 2006/8/20 - 17:04
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War & Peace

Ice Cube the great!!
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/20 - 12:29

발해를 꿈꾸며 [Standing in the sun dreaming]

Il testo è ripreso da questa collezione di canzoni contro la guerra internazionali e coreane.
The lyrics are available at this collection of antiwar songs, international and from Korea.
진정 나에겐 단 한가지 소망하고 있는게 있어
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/20 - 12:22

Imagine

No, non è la versione coreana di Imagine di John Lennon, anche se in un primo momento ci...abbiamo sperato per aggiungerla alle versioni di una delle canzoni fondamentali. Sembra invece essere una canzone dedicata a John Lennon ed alla sua immortale canzone.
John 아직도 이곳은 자신을 위해 싸우곤 하죠
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/20 - 12:05

Sapore di cacca

E chi lo ferma più? Stavo quasi per andare a letto, dopo una dura giornata di CCG passata a inserire quintali di Ariel Boucher, di canzoni coreane, di traduzioni in cinese e d'altre simili cosette, quando, tàc, mi arriva l'immancabile meilìna notturna dal mio amico Scocciante (amico si fa per dire, eh). Stavolta, debbo dire, se l'è presa con un altro noto uomo politico (uomo si fa per dire, eh) italiano, anzi padano; non senza qualche ragione, probabilmente. Si tratta di quel tizio che fino a poco tempo fa faceva il ministro della repubblica, proponeva riforme costituzionali, si esibiva in TV sfoderando una maglietta con certe vignette danesi, per finire poi a tifare per l'Italia, nella finale dei mondiali, perché la Francia era formata da "negri e comunisti". Che dire? Mi sono assunto l'ingrato compito di fare da tramite a Riccardo Scocciante, è un impegno che mi sono preso e mi corre l'obbligo... (Continues)
Sapore di cacca
(Continues)
2006/8/20 - 02:23
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Dear America

Da questa collezione di canzoni contro la guerra internazionali e coreane.
From this collection of antiwar songs, international and from Korea.
오랜 영광의 고도 위엔 욕된 피들이 흘러내려
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/20 - 01:32

총을 내려라 [Get Off The Gun]

Il testo è ripreso da questa collezione di canzoni contro la guerra internazionali e coreane.

The lyrics are available at this antiwar song collection, international and from Korea.
아이가 우네 서럽게 우네
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/20 - 01:04

신의 이름으로 [Stop The War]

Da / From questa collezione di canzoni contro la guerra internazionali e coreane.
From this collection of antiwar songs, international and from Korea.
그대가 부르짖는 정의 그대의 가슴속에 없다
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/20 - 00:39
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Yellow Rain

[1987]
(Atkins, Hammer)
From the album Future World
Dall'album Future World
Lyrics available at/Testo ripreso da
Questa pagina/This page

A song on Vietnam veterans. Considered heroes when they left, and criminals when they returned. They were only pawns in a game, not knowing what they were fighting for, but they were the ones who were blamed.
Tears in his eyes
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/19 - 23:50
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The Hero And The Madman

[1973]
(Lynott)
From the album Vagabonds Of The Western World
Dall'album Vagabonds Of The Western World
(Decca SKL 5170)
Lyrics available at/Testo ripreso da
This page/questa pagina
The hero
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/19 - 23:38
Song Itineraries: Heroes

Soldier Without A Faith

[1985]
From the album Marching Out
Dall'album Marching Out
(Polydor 825 733-1)
Lyrics available at
Testo ripreso da
this page/questa pagina
Now the battle is over
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/19 - 23:29
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Zombie

CINESE / CHINESE

Versione cinese tratta da questo blog
Chinese version from this blog
无生气的人
(Continues)
Contributed by 奥曼管 [Riccardo Venturi] 2006/8/19 - 19:14
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Bella Ciao

Anonymous
8a. Bella Ciao (Deuxième version française)

Di Minga, da révoltes.free.fr
Par Minga, d'après révoltes.free.fr

Adaptation française par Minga © 2003
Copyleft : cette adaptation est libre, vous pouvez la redistribuer et/ou la modifier selon les termes de la licence Art libre.


NOTA: Sono stati corretti alcuni errori d'ortografia.
NOTE: Nous avons corrigé quelques fautes d'ortographe.
Une matinée, je me suis levé
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/19 - 18:24

Les vrais racistes

Chant de révolte et d'espoir d'Ariel Boucher
Canto di rivolta e di speranza di Ariel Boucher
15.10.2005
d'après/da révoltes.free.fr
Parceque vous êtes bien nés
(Continues)
Contributed by adriana 2006/8/19 - 18:16

Images chocs

Chant de révolte et d'espoir d'Ariel Boucher
Canto di rivolta e di speranza di Ariel Boucher
4.2.2006
d'après/da révoltes.free.fr
Images chocs
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/19 - 18:00

Racisme primaire

Chant de révolte et d'espoir d'Ariel Boucher
Canto di rivolta e di speranza di Ariel Boucher
22.2.2006
d'après/da révoltes.free.fr
Folie meurtrière
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/19 - 17:54

Utopie

Chant de révolte et d'espoir d'Ariel Boucher
Canto di rivolta e di speranza di Ariel Boucher
8.6.2005
d'après/da révoltes.free.fr
Est-ce utopie de rêver ?
(Continues)
Contributed by adriana 2006/8/19 - 17:53

Il est revenu, ne viendra plus

Chant de révolte et d'espoir d'Ariel Boucher
Canto di rivolta e di speranza di Ariel Boucher
28.2.2006
d'après/da révoltes.free.fr
Il est revenu
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/19 - 17:44

Comment ne pas se révolter ?

Chant de révolte et d'espoir d'Ariel Boucher
Canto di rivolta e di speranza di Ariel Boucher
26.2.2006
d'après/da révoltes.free.fr
Comment ne pas se révolter ?
(Continues)
Contributed by adriana 2006/8/19 - 17:42

Violences urbaines

Chant de révolte et d'espoir d'Ariel Boucher
Canto di rivolta e di speranza di Ariel Boucher
3.3.2006
d'après/da révoltes.free.fr
Violences urbaines
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/19 - 17:39

Sous l'étoile de David

Chant de révolte et d'espoir d'Ariel Boucher
Canto di rivolta e di speranza di Ariel Boucher
16.3.2006
d'après/da révoltes.free.fr
Danger pour ceux qui naissent
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/19 - 17:36

Nous les soldats d'hier

Chant de révolte et d'espoir d'Ariel Boucher
Canto di rivolta e di speranza di Ariel Boucher
22.2.2006
d'après/da révoltes.free.fr
Nous les soldats pour vous morts
(Continues)
Contributed by adriana 2006/8/19 - 17:35

Actes de barbarie

Chant de révolte et d'espoir d'Ariel Boucher
Canto di rivolta e di speranza di Ariel Boucher
11.4.2006
d'après/da révoltes.free.fr
Actes de barbarie
(Continues)
Contributed by adriana 2006/8/19 - 17:29

Flashs Infos

Chant de révolte et d'espoir d'Ariel Boucher
Canto di rivolta e di speranza di Ariel Boucher
12.4.2006
d'après/da révoltes.free.fr
FLASHS INFOS
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/19 - 17:29

La sentence tombe

Chant de révolte et d'espoir d'Ariel Boucher
Canto di rivolta e di speranza di Ariel Boucher
13.4.2006
d'après/da révoltes.free.fr
Sur la ville
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/19 - 17:26

France des Partisans

Chant de révolte et d'espoir d'Ariel Boucher
Canto di rivolta e di speranza di Ariel Boucher
27.4.2006
d'après/da révoltes.free.fr
France des partisans
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/19 - 17:21

Ceux qui font les guerres

Chant de révolte et d'espoir d'Ariel Boucher
Canto di rivolta e di speranza di Ariel Boucher
15.2.2006
d'après/da révoltes.free.fr
Depuis la nuit des temps
(Continues)
Contributed by adriana 2006/8/19 - 17:13

Ecoute le silence

Chant de révolte et d'espoir d'Ariel Boucher
Canto di rivolta e di speranza di Ariel Boucher
26.7.2006
d'après/da révoltes.free.fr
Ecoute. Ecoute le silence
(Continues)
Contributed by adriana 2006/8/19 - 16:56

Comment? Comment?

Chant de révolte et d'espoir d'Ariel Boucher
Canto di rivolta e di speranza di Ariel Boucher
2.8.2006
d'après/da révoltes.free.fr
Comment décrire
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/19 - 16:52

Elle frappe encore la guerre

Chant de révolte et d'espoir d'Ariel Boucher
Canto di rivolta e di speranza di Ariel Boucher
1.8.2006
d'après/da révoltes.free.fr
Elle frappe, frappe, frappe encore
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/19 - 16:50

Petite cithare du Liban

Chant de révolte et d'espoir d'Ariel Boucher
Canto di rivolta e di speranza di Ariel Boucher
9.8.2006
d'après/da révoltes.free.fr
Petite cithare du Liban
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/19 - 16:35
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Storia di un cane

Deutsche Fassung von Riccardo Venturi
19. August 2006
GESCHICHTE EINES HUNDES
(Continues)
2006/8/19 - 16:22
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No Bravery

AUCUN COURAGE
(Continues)
Contributed by adriana 2006/8/19 - 15:32

Were You There

Copyright 2004 by Alex Legg
Lyrics available at/testo disponibile da
Centre For Political Song
Were you there in Washington
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/19 - 14:39

Which Side Are You On

Copyright: Keith McKenry 2006
From/Da Centre For Political Song




"This song is my response to the obscenity of the so-called 'War on Terror', an obscenity compounded by the aggressive fiction peddled by the United States Government that in regard to its unprovoked invasion of Iraq, an invasion unrelated to the horrific September 11 terrorist attack on the United States but obscenely piggy-backing on it, that we are either 'for them or against them'. As every day goes on, and each side in Iraq becomes more enmeshed in perpetrating horror against innocents, we need increasingly to stand up and cry 'Not in our name!'" -Keith McKenry.
Come all you good people,
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/19 - 14:16
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Who Rules The World?

Nathan Sloniowski
Copyright 2004 by Nathan Sloniowski
From/Da Centre For Political Song
"This song is a very Canadian one - somebody watching television at dinnertime as planes crash into buildings, people starve in different parts of the world, and digesting the evening meal of mayhem with a very cynical, passive and I think Canadian 'gosh, shucks, glad it's not me and I live here not there, pass the peas please' sense of detachment. It's a form of detachment that is utterly deadly because if the majority of people in developing countries take the screen-zombie approach, powerful countries like the United States will increasingly drape their flags around death and destruction to secure resources and other geo-political objectives with nary a peep out of the rest of the world (except perhaps, activist songwriters!). I chose a bemused, satirical approach to the lyrics, including the blatantly country &... (Continues)
Jose just lost her job
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/19 - 13:49

Yankee Doodle Georgie

Copyright 2004 Vicki Ryder
To the tune of/Sull'aria di Yankee Doodle Dandy
Lyrics available at
Testo ripreso da
Centre For Political Song



Georgie Porgie is the prez
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/19 - 12:34
Song Itineraries: George Walker Bush II

You Can Not Have War Tell the Truth

[2006]
Written by Tom Neilson
Lyrics available at Centre For Political Song
My son Jacob asked me when he was five,
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/19 - 12:17
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Wenn die Soldaten durch die Stadt marschieren

ЕСЛИ СОЛДАТЫ ПО ГОРОДУ ШАГАЮТ
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/18 - 23:48
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Stranizza d'amuri

Quando l'ho ascoltata per la prima volta mi sono detto questo è il vero Franco Battiato siciliano.E`davvero magnifica questa canzone.Anch'io siciliano mi sento davvero orgoglioso di avere un artista straordinario della mia stessa Madre Terra.W Sicilia

Daniele di Palermo da Tolone
Daniele 2006/8/18 - 22:17
August 18, 2006: an historical date for AWS. Contribution of David Rovics' songs is finally over, a record hardly to be beaten by any single author. The songs will be gradually translated into Italian. Thank you David for all you've done and you will do further!
Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/18 - 17:56
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Song For Hugh Thompson

[December 1998]
Lyrics and music by David Rovics
Testo e musica di David Rovics
David Rovics' Official Website
Da/From "We Just Want The World"

"I was in a wonderful cafe (Hyperion Espresso) in Fredericksburg, Virginia, when I read in the paper about this helicopter pilot who landed in My Lai near the end of this horrible massacre perpetrated upon Vietnamese peasants by American troops. I never knew until I read this article that certain American troops were also involved with finally putting an end to it. The only reason Hugh Thomson's heroic story emerged after thirty years was because the government of Vietnam was preparing to give him a medal for his actions, and the U.S. Army decided it wanted to try to avoid being upstaged." - David Rovics.
Hugh Thompson was a pilot, just like many more
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/18 - 17:16
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We Just Want The World

[December 1998]
Lyrics and music by David Rovics
Testo e musica di David Rovics
From/da "We Just Want The World"
David Rovics' Official Website

"We Just Want the World -- not its ashes. There's certainly no future for any of humanity's hopes and dreams if the earth itself is strangled to death by oil spills and chainsaws." -David Rovics.
When we're living in the White House
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/18 - 17:11
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The Flag Desecration Rag

[December 1998]
Lyrics and music by David Rovics
Testo e musica di David Rovics
From/da "Live At Club Passim"
David Rovics' Official Website
They tried to pass an amendment in the U.S. Congress
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/18 - 17:07
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We Are Everywhere

[July 2002]
Lyrics and music by David Rovics
Testo e musica di David Rovics
From/da "Hang A Flag In The Window"
David Rovics' Official Website

"It’s true. I would say this is the single most important fact that we should always remember." -David Rovics.
When I say the hungry should have food
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/18 - 16:25
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Your Poverty is Our Profit

Africa's starving, the news came in
(Continues)
Contributed by adriana 2006/8/18 - 16:22
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In One World

[March 2002]
Lyrics and music by David Rovics
Testo e musica di David Rovics
From/da "Hang A Flag In The Window"
David Rovics' Official Website

"Based on a story I read in the Palestine Monitor about a Palestinian refugee from the city of Haifa who went to visit the home of his birth and met the Jewish refugees from Iraq who were living there." -David Rovics.
It took a long time, but I made a home here
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/18 - 16:22

That's News!

A re-write of an old Tom Paxton song...
In Chiapas
(Continues)
Contributed by adriana 2006/8/18 - 16:19
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By The Time They Nuke D.C.

[July 2002]
Lyrics and music by David Rovics
Testo e musica di David Rovics
From/da "Hang A Flag In The Window"
David Rovics' Official Website

"As research into mini-nukes continues at the Y-12 Nuclear weapons factory in Tennessee, the specter of nuclear terrorism becomes ever more real." -David Rovics.
I want to write this song
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/18 - 16:13
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I Have Seen The Enemy

[July 2002]
Lyrics and music by David Rovics
Testo e musica di David Rovics
From/Da "Hang A Flag In The Window"
David Rovics' Official Website

"Any relation to any politicians, living or dead, is entirely coincidental." -David Rovics.
He has no feelings for the dead
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2006/8/18 - 16:04




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