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Thread #93653   Message #1806346
Posted By: Jim McLean
10-Aug-06 - 12:16 PM
Thread Name: Songs & Jingles in Political Campaigns
Subject: RE: Songs & Jingles in Political Campaigns
During the anti Polaris marches in Scotland (early 1960)I wrote: To the tune of Three Craws.

The USA are gi'en subs away
Gi'en subs away,
Gi'en subs away hay hay
The USA are gi'en subs away,
But we dinnae want Polaris

I wrote a few more verses and the song was used as a chant, very easy for marchers to pick up the song as it was mainly a one liner. Many veses were added to thisby other hands and the title actualy made it as a front page headline of The Daily Worker.