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The Battle of Melbourne – SWO Song

…the sign of a movement on the rise is when people learn a few new songs and sing them boldly on their picket lines! here's the one we (SWO hamilton crew) sang on the s13 victory march through Melbourne and with technopunk band Insurge in Sydney at the Anti-Olympics Gig….Joe Carolan

The Battle of Melbourne

(to the tune of the Pogues song "Counting Years.."
(Guildford 4/Birmingham 6 protest song on Rum, Sodomy and the Lash LP
or to "Times they are a changing" by Bob D)
(c) copyleft Joe C!

Come gather round comrades
I'll sing you a song
About the Brave possee
Down In Melbourne

chorous:
The girls fought the horses
The boys fought the dogs
And Seattle it came to Australia

Bill Gates, Rupert Murdoch
The Poet Hangers Shell
Ten Thousand people
Damned them to hell
..chorous

At six in the morning
With Nandor and Sue
Our picket was bashed
By the Boys in the blue
..chorous

The horses they trampled
as the coppers threw digs
The people's blockade
feels the clubs of the pigs
...chorous

Them corporate pirates
like Nike and Shell
Release their blue hounds
as they turn earth to hell
...chorous


So if I die one day
and go up to heaven
I'll blockade Hell's gates
with the bould S Eleven
..chorous

One people, one struggle
One planet, one fight-
Them Pirates will fall
When the Workers Unite
..chorous

This battle continues
The passion will burn
With the victory we won
On the streets of Mebourne
..chorous
..chorous

(feel free to add many more verses depending on the size of your victory takeaway!)

Kia kaha all Team Aotearoa possee
the socialists, anarchists, s11 and Green comrades.
Hamilton public meeting on Battle of Melbourne
this Wednesday 8.30pm Biddy Mulligans Irish Bar, Hamilton

Thursday in Rotorua, Friday in Wellington, Saturday in Palmerston North building for s26 solidarity rally in Auckland


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