Sing-Alongs

If your group works for social justice Common Thread could enliven your next meeting or demonstration with a sing-along! Groups of trained songleaders, at least six, join your group for 20 minutes or half an hour or even during an entire protest march to teach easy-to-learn pieces appropriate to your mission. From the first selection your group will be singing along, perhaps hesitantly at first but soon with gusto. Our songs feature lots of repetition, harmonious melodies and simple lyrics with deep meaning. Common Thread songleaders have sung with community and national groups involved in peace and development, the labor movement, war resistance, the environment, anti-violence and immigration and settlement. There is no charge.

The Sing-along Committee welcomes invitations from groups with goals similar to those of the choir. PleaseĀ email us.

The Singalong Committee have decided to put the lyrics to a number of songs here, so members and friends who come out to demonstrations can print out a selection of them and bring them along.
Here are a number of lyric sheets, some with Youtube and other links to performances:

BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND
Die Gedanken Sind Frei
DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE
FREEDOM IS COMING
IF I HAD A HAMMER
NEVER TURNIN’ BACK
PeaceSalaamShalom
WE SHALL NOT GIVE UP THE FIGHT