Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round
Tune: Traditional – Black Spiritual; Civil Rights Movement
Verse 1:
Ain’t gonna let NOBODY
Turn me/us ’round, turn me/us ’round, turn me/us ’round
Ain’t gonna let NOBODY
Turn us ’round
Chorus
We’re gonna keep on a-walking, Keep on a-talking, Gonna build a better world!

Verses:
2. Ain’t gonna let Discrimination…
3. … Intimidation…
4. … No Racism…
5. … Homophobia…
6. … No Hatred…
7. … No Violence…
8. …Incarceration….
9. …N
o Deportation…
DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE/STUDY WAR NO MORE
Tune: Trad. – Black Spiritual
Verse 1:
I’m gonna lay down my sword and shield
Down by the riverside (3x)
I’m gonna lay down my sword and shield
Down by the riverside
Study war no more.
CHORUS:
I (or: We) ain’t a-gonna study war no more (6x)
Verse 2: We’re gonna join hands around the world…
Verse 3: We’re gonna sing out until we’re heard…
Verse 4: We’re gonna vote you out or vote you in…
GET UP! ARRIBA!
Tune: Bob Marley’s “Get Up, Stand Up!”
Get up – ¡Arriba!
Healthcare is our right (or: Housing, Education, etc…)
Stand Up – ¡Levántate!
Carry on the fight!
Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights
Get up, stand up, Carry on the fight!
LISTEN
Tune: Frère Jacques, Trad. – French
Listen ______ , listen ______
Do you hear? Do you hear?
We want ______ , we want ______
Is that clear? Is that clear?
DE COLORES
Tune: Trad. – Mexican, UFW favorite
Many beautiful versions on YouTube
Verso 1: De colores, de colores se visten los campos en la primavera
De colores, de colores son los pajaritos
Que vienen de afuera
De colores, de colores es el arco iris
Que vemos lucir.
CORO:
Y por eso los grandes amores de muchos colores me gustan a mí (2x)
Verso 2:
Canta el gallo, canta el gallo con el
Kiri, kiri, kiri, kiri, kiri
La gallina, la gallina con el
Cara, Cara, Cara, Cara, Cara
Los polluelos, los polluelos con el
¡Pío, Pío, Pío, Pío, Pí-!
CORO
SHARE THE DOUGH
Tune: “Let it Snow”
Words: Julie McCall
Verse 1:
While the minimum wage is frightful
For the wealthy life’s delightful T
ell those millionaire CEO’s
Share the dough! (repeat 3x)
Verse 2:
The battle around us rages
As we fight for living wages
And we want to get what we’re owed
Share the dough! (repeat 3x)
CHORUS:
We leave families home at night
Working two jobs is the norm
And we know that it’s just not right
This system needs some reform.
Verse 3:
The economy’s globalizing
In the streets we’re organizing
And we’re making our movement grow
Share the dough! (repeat 3x)
THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE
Tune: Trad. – Gospel
CHORUS:
This little light of mine, I’m/We’re gonna let it shine
This little light of mine I’m gonna let it shine I’m gonna let it shine
This little light of mine I’m gonna let it shine I’m gonna let it shine
Let it shine, Let it shine, Let it shine
(or: With the light of the mighty ninety-nine!)
Verses:
1. Up and down our streets, we’re gonna let…
2. The whole world is for peace, we’re gonna…
3. Through these prison walls, we’re gonna…
4. From Wall Street to the White House…
5. Everywhere we go, we’re gonna let it…
6. Ain’t nobody gonna “whoof” it out
(hold up your index finger and “blow” it out)
7. Down in _____ town, you don’t cross that picket line.
LOOK TO THE PEOPLE
Words and Music: Ruth Pelham – Used with Permission
Verses:
We’re gonna look to the people for courage
(also: wisdom, justice, struggle, laughter, and loving)
In the hard times coming ahead
We’re gonna sing and shout
We’re gonna work it out
In the hard times coming ahead
CHORUS:
With people’s courage (3x)
We can make it.
PEACE SALAAM SHALOM
Words and Music: Pat Humphries and Sandy Opatow of Emma’s Revolution. Used with Permission.
ROUND:
Peace, salaam, shalom (repeated)
Verses:
1. We believe in peace
2. We will work for peace
3. We can live in peace
SOLIDARITY FOREVER
Tune: Battle Hymn of the Republic, Words: Ralph Chaplin
Verse 1:
When the union’s inspiration
Thru the workers’ blood shall run
There can be no power greater
Anywhere beneath the sun
Yet what force on earth is weaker
Than the feeble strength of one
For the union makes us strong.
CHORUS:
Solidarity forever (3x)
For the union makes us strong.
Verse 2:
They have taken untold millions
That they never toiled to earn
But without our brain and muscle
Not a single wheel can turn
We can break their haughty power
Gain our freedom when we learn
That the union makes us strong.
CHORUS
Verse 3:
In our hands is placed a power
Greater than their hoarded gold
Greater than the might of armies
Magnified a thousand-fold
We can bring to birth a new world from the ashes of the old
For the union makes us strong
CHORUS

En Español
Verso 1:
Lleveremos en la sangre
La grandeza sindical
No tendrá poder más grande
El laborismo mundial
Compañero si eres débil
Con tu fuerza individual
Que viva la unión.
CORO:
Solidaridad por siempre
Solidaridad por siempre
Solidaridad por siempre
Que viva la unión
(or: Con la fuerza sindical)