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Children Of The Delta

The Covered Wagon Musicians
Language: English


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[1972]
From "We Say No To Your War!"
words and music by A1C Jim Schaffer
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Dedicated to the victims of the genocidal war in which so many young Americans took part before they had the possibility of understanding it. This song is excellent for teaching a crowd to join in, and the chorus lends itself to being sung as a round, with half the group singing "seize the time, organize" and then the other half beginning likewise. When at a signal the two halves meet again for a unison ending, it graphically demonstrates the qualities the song describes. Different lead singers can take the three verses, with the group joining in the response after each line. Sing it with feeling!
(Spoken)
Lovely child of the delta
Settle back and rest a while . . .
Let me touch your golden cheek
And let me touch your blinded eyes
Who've always seen iron cased opaqued skies.

Seize the time, organize
Unity, there's strength in love

Have you ever heard the screaming of a bomb
And run to the left . . .run to the right.
Have you ever heart the whistle of a shell
And run to the left . . .run to the right.
Have you ever heard the whistle of a mortar
And run to the left . . .run to the right.

Seize the time, organize
Unity, there's strength in love

Have you ever heard the screaming of the mothers
And run to the left . . .run to the right.
Have you ever heard the screaming of the fathers
And run to the left. . . and run to the right.
Have you ever heard the screaming of the children
And run to the left . . . run to the right.

Seize the time, organize
Unity, there's strength in love

Have you ever seen the marching of the hawks
March to the right . . . march to the right.
Have you ever seen the marching of the workers
March to the left . . . March to the left.
Have you ever seen the marching of the Generals
March to the right . . . march to the right.
Have you ever seen the marching of the people
March to the left . . . march to the left.

Seize the time, organize
Unity, there's strength in love

Contributed by Alessandro - 2008/11/14 - 09:36



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