The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #23320   Message #258028
Posted By: Joe Offer
15-Jul-00 - 04:43 AM
Thread Name: Origins: No Nos Moveran (We Shall Not Be Moved)
Subject: ADD: Fuertes Somos Ya ^^
Additional Spanish version from Rise Up Singing, which says this version came from the United Farmworkers, who organized U.S. farmworkers (chiefly in California) in the late 1960's and the 1970's.

FUERTES SOMOS YA

Chorus
Fuertes, fuertes, fuertes somos ya.
Fuertes, fuertes, fuertes somos ya.
Como_un arbol firme junto al rio,
Fuertes somos ya.


1. Luchamos por librarnos, fuertes somos ya....

2. Luchamos por los hijos.



Don't know if I buy this - I always thought "No Nos Moveran" came from the United Farmworkers.
Does anybody have reference material that tells the story of the Spanish lyrics? Whatever the case, I found nothing to link the song to the Spanish Civil War, although I'm sure the song was known by many Americans who fought in that war. Franco, a Fascist, would certainly want to ban "No Nost Moveran,"even if it wasn't sung widely in Spain.
The mystery remains. Anybody got the scoop?
-Joe Offer-^^