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Thread #23320   Message #258261
Posted By: GUEST,George Coventry
15-Jul-00 - 04:10 PM
Thread Name: Origins: No Nos Moveran (We Shall Not Be Moved)
Subject: RE: Need lyrics to No Nos Moveran in Spanish
Hey Joe, wheah you goin' with that gun in wait...that's the wrong song! Good stuff, Joe, your comments are most interesting. No Nos Moveran may indeed derive from that black gospel song that Pete Seeger tracked down. Excuse the sniping at American assumptions of's a Canadian habit to do that, I'm afraid. We, like the Mexicans, get a little nervous living next door to the superpower. Then too, we get these American tourists who come up here in August (when it's hot as hell) and are looking to go skiing and think that everyone speaks French here, and it gives a kind of false impression...of course there are a few dimwits in any given population.

We just had the 40th Mariposa Folk Festival here in Orillia (a beautiful town), and was it ever a great folk festival! Gordon Lightfoot (who is originally from Orillia) did the penultimate set, which was the perfect climax to a wonderful show. I got to play twice myself on Saturday, as I am a folksinger too.

Best wishes to you also,