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Lyr Req/Add: We Shall Not Give Up the Fight

GUEST 21 Nov 07 - 10:45 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 21 Nov 07 - 11:30 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 21 Nov 07 - 11:34 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 21 Nov 07 - 05:41 PM
Joe Offer 21 Nov 07 - 07:37 PM
Brendy 21 Nov 07 - 07:47 PM
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Joe Offer 23 Nov 07 - 05:40 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 23 Nov 07 - 01:25 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: We Shall Not Give Up the Fight
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Nov 07 - 10:45 AM

I'm looking for the lyrics of We Shall Not Give Up the Fight. Can you help? Animaterra? Joe Offer?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: We Shall Not Give Up the Fight
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 21 Nov 07 - 11:30 AM

Found this snippet, but not the full song. Lots of references to a Hymnal, # 437 as well as references to South Africa, Gay/Lesbian protests. :

25. WE SHALL NOT GIVE UP THE FIGHT (on PEACE)
(South African: G)
 
We shall not give up the fight, we have only started,
we have only started, we have only started; (repeat)
We shall not give up on Peace.....
We'll put an end to bigotry,
hand holding hand, hand holding hand
 
etc.....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: We Shall Not Give Up the Fight
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 21 Nov 07 - 11:34 AM

Oh, forgot.... It came from Seattle Peace Chorus Song Sheet(PDF)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: We Shall Not Give Up the Fight
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 21 Nov 07 - 05:41 PM

Found another snippet from Casa Baltimore:

We also learned a rhythmic song from South Africa with several harmony parts:

"We shall not give up the fight, we have only started....
Together we'll have victory, hand holding hand ....
Never ever put to flight, we are bound to win...."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: We Shall Not Give Up the Fight
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Nov 07 - 07:37 PM

With mention of a hymnal, I thought it might be in the Quaker or Unitarian hymnals, or maybe Songs of Zion, but it's not in any of them. Any other hymnals suitable for activitists?
Oh, here....it's #437 in the New Century Hymnal from the United Church of Christ....
-Joe-

I'll post lyrics and a MIDI isa little while. In the meantime, take a look at this page which has a nice selection of Social Justice songs.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: We Shall Not Give Up the Fight
From: Brendy
Date: 21 Nov 07 - 07:47 PM

I do not know if this link will help, but I searched on 'Hymn #437, and THIS came up (new window) Internet Resources for Hymnology

I searched earlier and just got basically the same fragments as George did.

B.


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Subject: ADD: We Shall Not Give Up the Fight
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Nov 07 - 08:14 PM

George's 5:41 post gave the lyrics, but here they are, expanded:

We Shall Not Give Up the Fight
(South African Freedom Song)

We shall not give up the fight,
We have only started.
We have only started.
We have only started.
We shall not give up the fight,
We have only started.
We have only started.
We have only started.

Together we'll have victory,
Hand holding hand.
Hand holding hand.
Hand holding hand.
Together we'll have victory,
Hand holding hand.
Hand holding hand.
Hand holding hand.

Never ever put to flight,
We are bound to win.
We are bound to win.
We are bound to win.
Never ever put to flight,
We are bound to win.
We are bound to win.
We are bound to win.

We shall not give up the fight,
We have only started.
We have only started.
We have only started.
We shall not give up the fight,
We have only started.
We have only started.
We have only started.

#437 in the New Century Hymnal (1995, New Pilgrim Press) [United Church of Christ]

This protest song of South Africa came to Europe via Tanzania. It reflects the determined faith and unity of those who fought against apartheit, and offers hope and faith to all Christians struggling against the evils of injustice.



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Click to play (harmony)


Anybody have African lyrics? A recording?
Nice recording fragment here (click)


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: We Shall Not Give Up the Fight
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Nov 07 - 05:40 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: We Shall Not Give Up the Fight
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 23 Nov 07 - 01:25 PM

Thanks Joe! That little snippet was all I could find.


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: We Shall Not Give Up the Fight
From: Art Thieme
Date: 23 Nov 07 - 09:41 PM

Eric Bogle does a song with a quite similar title. I think it is one of his.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: We Shall Not Give Up the Fight
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 24 Nov 07 - 07:47 AM

Wow- guess I'm not needed here! I seem to think I had the words in the original language (Zulu? Shona?) and I'll post them if I find them.


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