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Nelson Mandela Tribute

GUEST 16 Dec 13 - 10:15 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 16 Dec 13 - 10:41 AM
YorkshireYankee 16 Dec 13 - 06:34 PM
GUEST,Sue the Borderer currently cookieless 16 Dec 13 - 07:15 PM
Jim Carroll 17 Dec 13 - 03:44 AM
MartinRyan 17 Dec 13 - 05:05 AM
MartinRyan 17 Dec 13 - 05:08 AM
GUEST,Fred McCormick 17 Dec 13 - 06:09 AM
MartinRyan 17 Dec 13 - 06:35 AM
GUEST,Guest Anne Neilson 17 Dec 13 - 10:42 AM
RoyH (Burl) 18 Dec 13 - 05:54 AM
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Subject: Nelson Mandela Tribute
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Dec 13 - 10:15 AM

I've just found a wonderful flashmob tribute to Nelson Mandela .


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Subject: RE: Nelson Mandela Tribute
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 16 Dec 13 - 10:41 AM

The video doesn't come up for me on the yahoo page but it's here too. Lovely stuff.


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Subject: RE: Nelson Mandela Tribute
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 16 Dec 13 - 06:34 PM

Beautiful.
Thanks for the link.


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Subject: RE: Nelson Mandela Tribute
From: GUEST,Sue the Borderer currently cookieless
Date: 16 Dec 13 - 07:15 PM

Oh, yes indeed! Many thanks for this.
The both links worked for me - & it was helpful to see the words (and the translation) in the first link.


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Subject: RE: Nelson Mandela Tribute
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 17 Dec 13 - 03:44 AM

I was very moved to learn that the Dunne's strikers had been invited to the funeral - a fitting tribute from South Africa to 'Ten young women and one young man'
Jim Carroll

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/africa/irish-workers-apartheid-fight-finds-fitting-closure-1.1623522

Ten Young Women And One Young Man
A song by Ewan MacColl©Ewan MacColl

Pause a while my friends and listen to what I'm going to tell to you
About the events in Dublin City and the girls of the IDATU
Dunne's stores branch in Henry street was where the trouble first began
That led to the strike, the famous strike
Of ten young women and one young man

At the union conference that year they said we should not compromise
With apartheid, and they voted to boycott all South African merchandise
Karen Guerin, and the Dunne's shop steward, told their mates about the ban
They said "We'll stick by the resolution"
Ten young women and one young man

Mary Manning, from Kilmainham, a twenty one year old cashier
Was put to the test the very next morning and she spoke up loud and clear
"No, I'm afraid, I cannot serve you. That grapefruit's South African
Some of us here are opposed to apartheid"
Ten young women and one young man

Well what a hell of a hullaballoo, the groans and threats and angry cries
The management foaming at the mouth and the suits running round like blue-arsed flies
"You'll sell that fruit or be suspended, we'll tolerate no union ban"
Little did they understand the will
Of ten young women and one young man

Mary Manning got the push, a lass of independent mind
And ten of her workmates came out and her and joined her there on the picket line
For days and weeks and months they stood there held their nerve and kept the ban
Showing the will and determination
Of ten young women and one young man

So here's to the girls of Dublin City who stretched their hands across the sea
That action surely is a lesson in workers' solidarity
Here's to the folk who heed the boycott, won't buy Cape and spurn Outspan
And to the lad who joined the lasses
Ten young women and one young man

Notes
This song describes the Dunnes Store strike in Dublin in the 1980's with young workers putting their jobs on the line in support of the union boycott of South African products, part of the world wide struggle to end apartheid.
The song is on the 1998 CD "Songs of Irish Labour"


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Subject: RE: Nelson Mandela Tribute
From: MartinRyan
Date: 17 Dec 13 - 05:05 AM

The song is on the 1998 CD "Songs of Irish Labour"

And also on another 1998 CD - "What Will we do?" published by the South Roscommon Singers Circle and sung by yours truly! The two CD's were released in the same month - totally coincidentally.

My version subsequently went on one of the Mudcat compilation CD's - details not to hand.

Regards

p.s. McColl recorded the song on a limited release cassette tape of anti-apartheid songs, as far as I know. I've seen details and track listing online but haven't heard it. Do you have a copy, Jim?


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Subject: RE: Nelson Mandela Tribute
From: MartinRyan
Date: 17 Dec 13 - 05:08 AM

BTW.

As ever, it is interesting to see where I've changed the original - both consciously and unconsciously - over the years…

Regards


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Subject: RE: Nelson Mandela Tribute
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick
Date: 17 Dec 13 - 06:09 AM

I've just noticed that the Guest who started this thread forgot to identify himself. In fact it was I. Sorry folks.


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Subject: RE: Nelson Mandela Tribute
From: MartinRyan
Date: 17 Dec 13 - 06:35 AM

For a sample of my recording…
Click here

Regards


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Subject: RE: Nelson Mandela Tribute
From: GUEST,Guest Anne Neilson
Date: 17 Dec 13 - 10:42 AM

Thanks for the lovely link, Fred, and thanks too to Jim for a timely reminder of the need for principles.

This has brightened my day!


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Subject: RE: Nelson Mandela Tribute
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 18 Dec 13 - 05:54 AM

Fred my friend, I have much to thank you for, but this tops it all. Thank you. Thank you. ROY.


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