The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #41051   Message #593747
Posted By: open mike
16-Nov-01 - 02:04 AM
Thread Name: Help: Songs to celebrate community
Subject: RE: Help: Songs to celebrate community
Leon Rosselson's Digger song...

In 1649 to St George's hill
a ragged band they called the diggers
came to show the people's will
They defied the landlords they defied the law
they were the dispossessed

We come in Peace they said to dig and sow
We come to work the land in common
and to make the wastelands grow
this earth divided we will make whole
so it can be a common treasury for all

The sin of property we do disdain
No man has any right to buy or sell
the Earth for private gain...

and it goes on--- I'll look to see if it is already listed in the archives here-- a beautiful anthem...

I, too, live in a group living situation. years ago I helped to publish a magazine, which still exists called Communities... there is an organization called Fellowship of Intentional Communities which may have a special publication about music in the community...