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Thread #58729   Message #931150
Posted By: Rick Fielding
11-Apr-03 - 11:03 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Voices of Struggle (Rick Fielding)
Subject: RE: Voices of Struggle (Rick Fielding)
Thanks Owlkat.

I wrote it about 15 years ago, and sometimes I wish I was more into 'being visible', but my natural laziness means that I'll probably be long dead before anyone notices anything I've written. I'm very proud however that several folks DO sing it, and have recorded "Voices of Struggle", my good friend Mick being among them.

Guy and Candie Carawan have been singing it around the States, and apparently there have been French and Spanish Translations. I KNOW that it's been sung in Quebec, as part of the "independence" movement which is "interesting" to say the least.

The coolest thing about the song is that most of the people who've learned it, thought it was "Trad"! That's fine by me.....makes me know it worked.

Say Mick...or someone. Could you jot down the lyrics? I really STILL can barely type!