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Lyr Req: You Can't Kill the Spirit (Naomi Morena)

Charmain 25 Apr 06 - 07:12 PM
rich-joy 26 Apr 06 - 10:04 PM
Jim Dixon 26 Apr 06 - 10:44 PM
rich-joy 27 Apr 06 - 06:07 AM
GUEST,Naomi Littlebear Morena 03 Dec 12 - 02:33 PM
maeve 03 Dec 12 - 03:30 PM
GUEST,rcn 18 Dec 13 - 03:13 PM
GUEST,Laix Khan 12 Nov 16 - 11:51 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: You can't kill the spirit
From: Charmain
Date: 25 Apr 06 - 07:12 PM

Am trying to find the lyrics and tune for this protest song - associated with Greenham Common and other womens protest movements during the 80's - Its specified in the play by Mike Harding "Not With a Bang" which I and some friends are putting on - if not this any suggestions for something suitable/similar?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You can't kill the spirit
From: rich-joy
Date: 26 Apr 06 - 10:04 PM

The song was "Like a Mountain" by Naomi Littlebear Morena - featured on the "We have a Dream" LP, back in the mid 80s(?) - by One World Peace Songs of London.
I'm sure there was a Mudcat thread discussing this project, sometime in the last year maybe ...


Cheers! R-J


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Subject: Lyr Add: YOU CAN'T KILL THE SPIRIT
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Apr 06 - 10:44 PM

See this web page: The Danish Peace Academy: Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp Songbook. It's got the lyrics, sheet music, some background info, and a sound file. This is what's printed:
    YOU CAN'T KILL THE SPIRIT – "a spiritual - also a round"
    Naomi Littlebear Morena

    You can't kill the Spirit
    She is like a mountain
    Old and strong
    She goes on an on and on.
However, the recording is much longer and more complex. And they don't sing it as a round.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You can't kill the spirit
From: rich-joy
Date: 27 Apr 06 - 06:07 AM

That 2004-05 thread I was thinking of is called "Protest Songs at Greenham Common" : thread.cfm?threadid=67546#1132266

Cheers! R-J


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Can't Kill the Spirit (Naomi Morena)
From: GUEST,Naomi Littlebear Morena
Date: 03 Dec 12 - 02:33 PM

Greetings,

I wrote this song when I was in the group Izquierda Ensemble. We were active in the women's music scene in the '70s and the song was performed at various university gigs but most heard at the Michigan Womyn's Music festival and the Champaign-Urban Women's music festival.
In the early '80's I learned that the song was one of many adopted by the women's international peace movement, mostly notabley sung at the Greenham Common Women's Peace camp. In 1984 I went to the UK and was fortunate to meet some women to record the song on the "We Have a Dream" lp. I am humbled by the stories I have heard regarding the singing of my song at the various protests, peace and healing gatherings through out the world. It (the chorus) has been used by many singers, writers etc and unfortunately many people believe the song is anonymous. I would love to hear more stories of how and when my song has been sung. I am an older mom of a soon to be 8 year old boy and would love to someday share these stories with my son.
Naomi Morena
naomi_morena@co.washington.or.us or jlstager@aol.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Can't Kill the Spirit (Naomi Morena)
From: maeve
Date: 03 Dec 12 - 03:30 PM

Dear Naomi Morena,

Thank you for visiting Mudcat! I learned your song from Janet Russell in Scotland. I live in Maine, and you can tell your son I sang it to my storytime children at a library in Maine and to members of the folk chorus I sing with.

Thank you for your song.

Maeve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Can't Kill the Spirit (Naomi Morena)
From: GUEST,rcn
Date: 18 Dec 13 - 03:13 PM

I just came upon this thread, and also this: https://www.syracuseculturalworkers.com/products/notecard-like-a-mountain
I hope Naomi sees it. I will also email her, thank you!


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Subject: Greenham 'you can't Kill the spirit
From: GUEST,Laix Khan
Date: 12 Nov 16 - 11:51 AM

message for Naomi Morena Little Bear
I wanted you to know that this song was sung by me and my peace group women who were a Greenham support group.
I have taught my daughter and my 3 granddaughters the song it is such an inspiration and it still whirls in my head and I still sing it and so proud to know you wrote it. Big thank you from England still 'can't kill the spirit is womonkind'


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