Second Saturdays Campaign – Song Ideas

Peter Drucker, the renowned business luminary of the 1980s, has been known to say that the best hope for our country’s problems is if the leadership of the religious groups could possibly come together and find common ground.  Surely recent trends in hunger, pointing to the possibility that half of our country’s children can expect to receive food assistance some time during their childhoods, could be one area in which we can agree to come together.  Our thought: why not sing for other’s suppers?  We will be singing every second Saturday, and Godwilling, some of you will, as well. Here, for your kind consideration, a few songs.

Commodore Callahan is making their songlist available, www.commodorecallahan.com includes sheet music for Such a Crime and Rough Justice, which we discuss on this site, as well as other possibilities that can fit.

Ask your congregation what their favorites are. Here are some old grass-roots rally songs which might spark your imagination in creating your own lists:

  • Get Together – The Youngbloods
  • If Your Love Cannot Be Moved – Stevie Wonder
  • A Time 2 Love – Stevie Wonder
  • Heaven is Ten Zillion Light Years Away – Stevie Wonder  (YouTube)
  • Shed a Little Light – James Taylor (YouTube)

POVERTY SPECIFIC

  • Such a Crime  – Commodore Callahan  (YouTube)
  • Coat of Many Colors – Dolly Parton – (YouTube)
  • Hard Times Come Again No More – Stephen Foster (YouTube)
  • This Land is Your Land  – Woodie Guthrie (YouTube)
  • He Was My Brother  – Paul Simon (in memory of his college classmate, civil rights activist Andrew Goodman, who was killed by the KKK in 1964, YouTube)

WAR SPECIFIC

  • I am a Patriot – Little Steven (Jackson Browne YouTube)
  • Lives in the Balance – Jackson Browne  (YouTube)
  • Drums of War – Jackson Browne (YouTube)
  • Bring ’em Home  – Bruce Springsteen   (YouTube)
  • Peace Train – Cat Stevens (YouTube)
  • Silent Night 7 o’clock News  – Simon & Garfunkel (YouTube)

Categories Justice Work, Music | Tags: , , , | Posted on December 11, 2009

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