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Thread #23320   Message #263451
Posted By: GUEST,Fedele (from university)
24-Jul-00 - 09:22 AM
Thread Name: Origins: No Nos Moveran (We Shall Not Be Moved)
Subject: RE: Need lyrics to No Nos Moveran in Spanish
Well, I got "We Shall Not Be Moved" sung by Barbara Dane (don't know much about this gal), and the book that goes with the CD says it's originally an American spiritual.

As far as I remember, she sings:
We fight for our freedom, We shall not be moved...
We fight for higher wages, We shall not be moved...
And if they will not give them, They shall be removed
Just like a tree that's floating on the water, They shall be removed
Nixon is a bastard, He shall be removed
Just like a SHIT (?) that's floating on the water, ...

And now, for our Spanish speaking comrades:
Fuertes fuertes fuertes somos ya...
Viva Fidel Castro, fuertes somos ya,
Viva Che Guevara, fuertes somos ya...
Well, pretending to tell you something about an American song here from Italy is a bit stupid, but yes, it sounds like it's American. Aren't you all sure that "No nos moveran" is not ANOTHER TUNE?
Or maybe Americans introduced it in Spain with the International Brigades. It's said that "Bandiera Rossa" is popular everywhere due to Italians in the International Brigades.