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Let's Work Together by Canned Heat

Together we stand, divided we fall

Come on now people, let's get on the ball and work together

Come on, come on, let's work together

Now now people

'Cause together we will stand ev'ry, ev'ry girl and a man

Before when things go wrong, as they sometimes will

And the road that you travel, it stays all up hill

Let's work together

Come on, come on, let's work together

Now now people

You know together we will stand, ev'ry boy, girl, woman and a man

Oh well now, two or three minutes, two or three hours

What does it matter now, if this time go round

Let's work together

Come on, come on

Let's work together, now people

'Cause together we will stand, ev'ry boy, every woman and a man

Oh well, make someone happy, make someone smile

Let's all work together and make life worth while

Let's work together

Come on, come on

Let's work together, now now people

'Cause together we will we stand, ev'ry boy, girl, woman and a man

Because together we will stand, ev'ry boy, girl, woman and a man

Well together we will stand, ev'ry boy, girl, woman and a man

Yeah...

Let's work together

Come on, come on

Let's work together

Come on, come on

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Get Together - The Youngbloods

Love is but the song we sing,

And fear's the way we die

You can make the mountains ring

Or make the angels cry

Know the dove is on the wing

And you need not know why

C'mon people now,

Smile on your brother

Ev'rybody get together

Try and love one another right now

Some will come and some will go

We shall surely pass

When the one that left us here

Returns for us at last

We are but a moments sunlight

Fading in the grass

C'mon people now,

Smile on your brother

Ev'rybody get together

Try and love one another right now

If you hear the song I sing,

You must understand

You hold the key to love and fear

All in your trembling hand

Just one key unlocks them both

It's there at your command

C'mon people now,

Smile on your brother

Ev'rybody get together

Try and love one another right now

Right now

Right now!

Maybe

Get Up, Stand Up - Bob Marley

Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!

Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!

Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!

Get up, stand up: dont give up the fight!

Preacherman, dont tell me,

Heaven is under the earth.

I know you dont know

What life is really worth.

Its not all that glitters is gold;

alf the story has never been told:

So now you see the light, eh!

Stand up for your rights. come on!

Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!

Get up, stand up: dont give up the fight!

Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!

Get up, stand up: dont give up the fight!

Most people think,

Great God will come from the skies,

Take away everything

And make everybody feel high.

But if you know what life is worth,

You will look for yours on earth:

And now you see the light,

You stand up for your rights. jah!

Get up, stand up! (jah, jah!)

Stand up for your rights! (oh-hoo!)

Get up, stand up! (get up, stand up!)

Dont give up the fight! (life is your right!)

Get up, stand up! (so we cant give up the fight!)

Stand up for your rights! (lord, lord!)

Get up, stand up! (keep on struggling on!)

Dont give up the fight! (yeah!)

We sick an tired of-a your ism-skism game -

Dyin n goin to heaven in-a jesus name, lord.

We know when we understand:

Almighty God is a living man.

You can fool some people sometimes,

But you cant fool all the people all the time.

So now we see the light (what you gonna do? ),

We gonna stand up for our rights! (yeah, yeah, yeah!)

So you better:

Get up, stand up! (in the morning! git it up!)

Stand up for your rights! (stand up for our rights!)

Get up, stand up!

Dont give up the fight! (dont give it up, dont give it up!)

Get up, stand up! (get up, stand up!)

Stand up for your rights! (get up, stand up!)

Get up, stand up! ( ... )

Dont give up the fight! (get up, stand up!)

Get up, stand up! ( ... )

Stand up for your rights!

Get up, stand up!

Dont give up the fight! /fadeout/

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A Change Is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke

I was born by the river in a little tent

Oh and just like the river I've been running ever since

It's been a long, a long time coming

But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will

It's been too hard living but I'm afraid to die

Cause I don't know what's up there beyond the sky

It's been a long, a long time coming

But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will

I go to the movie and I go downtown somebody keep telling me don't hang around

It's been a long, a long time coming

But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will

Then I go to my brother

And I say brother help me please

But he winds up knockin' me

Back down on my knees

Ohhhhhhhhh.....

There been times that I thought I couldn't last for long

But now I think I'm able to carry on

It's been a long, a long time coming

But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will

:cool:

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Chicago

~ Graham Nash

So your brother's bound and gagged

And they've chained him to a chair

Won't you please come to Chicago just to sing

In a land that's known as freedom how can such a thing be fair

Won't you please come to Chicago for the help that we can bring

We can change the world rearrange the world

It's dying - to get better

Politicians sit yourselves down, there's nothing for you here

Won't you please come to Chicago for a ride

Don't ask Jack to help you 'cause he'll turn the other ear

Won't you please come to Chicago or else join the other side

We can change the world rearrange the world

It's dying - if you believe in justice

Dying - and if you believe in freedom

Dying - let a man live his own life

Dying - rules and regulations, who needs them open up the door

Somehow people must be free I hope the day comes soon

Won't you please come to Chicago show your face

From the bottom of the ocean to the mountains of the moon

Won't you please come to Chicago no one else can take your place

We can change the world rearrange the world

It's dying - if you believe in justice

Dying - and if you believe in freedom

Dying - let a man live his own life

Dying - rules and regulations, who needs them open up the door

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BRITISH SEA POWER

"NO LUCIFER"

EASY! EASY! EASY! EASY!

Hey you, give me the dummy tits,

Forget the rest of the *******

The man with the skull and bones,

You think you know, but you don't.

To Sodom I will go,

Not to Megiddo.

Several Lucifers come,

We can beat them all.

A Carlton Corsair,

A Raleigh Twenty, yeah!

A little lost roe deer,

The wind in your hair.

NO LUCIFER!

Come on, Allons-y let's go,

Can always just say no.

To the anti-aircraft crew,

The boys from the Hitler Youth.

Silk and cyanide,

Six weeks left alive.

Metal, skull and bone,

You think you know but you don't.

To Sodom I will go,

Not to Megiddo.

Several Lucifers come,

We can beat them all.

A Carlton Corsair,

A Raleigh Twenty, yeah!

A little lost roe deer,

The wind in your hair.

NO LUCIFER!

EASY! EASY! EASY!

Is that what the future holds?

Is that what the future holds?

Kevlar or cherry wood,

Malevolence or good.

Is that what the future holds?

Is that what the future holds?

Is that what the future holds?

Is that what the future holds?

NO LUCIFER!

Send "No Lucifer" Ringtone to R"

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political but non-partisan and therefore probably not likley to offend any paricular attendees - how about Nick Lowe's 'What's So Funny Bout Peace Love And Understanding?'. It's also a fairly simple song to play and sing with a very catchy tune.

But the doyen of political songwriting has got to be Billy Bragg - stuff like There Is A Power In A Union, Between The Wars etc. are all tremendous.

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