songs we play

Our music: We try to find protest-themed, energetic songs that many HONK! musicians know, and lean towards horn-friendly keys such as Bb, Eb, and F.  In addition to the charts below, our friends at JP Honk have also provided a Youtube Playlist of Playalong Videos for songs that we borrow from their usual set.

A new song to learn:  “Gracias a la abuela”

Songs we often play:

 

Songs we sometimes play:

You Don’t Wanna Go To War (Rebirth Brass Band, arr. What Cheer)

Bella Ciao (F/Dm)playalong video
all parts one pdf

You Move You Lose         Funkin’ It Up
Montserrat                       Do Whatcha Wanna
Thousand Island             Tracksuit
Grazin’ in the Grass

Who Dat Called The Police (New Birth Brass Band)

We Are Family – arrangement via Sousaphones Against Hate and Betty W.

 

EVENT SONGS

for Nov 16 Insulin Protest: Amazing Grace, Closer Walk, I’ll Fly Away from Ryan V

 

for Sep 8 2018 Boston RISE for Climate, Jobs, Justice: Rally & People’s School: (courtesy SLBB)

 

Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round – all parts ( Vocals / Other Vocals )

Lyric Sheet for MFOL

(Don’t be alarmed by the number of songs! You can join in on more stuff by ear than you think! Also, we often are doing “chant support”, add some simple riffs (often in Bb) to back up the voice of the crowd we’re standing for…)

We are always open to trying new songs!  There are many to choose from…

LYRICS

Note: these are our “standard” lyrics.  We often change them appropos of the cause we are rallying for.

This Little Light of Mine (Bb)

  1. This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine (x3), Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine
  2. Don’t you blow my little light out, I’m going to let it shine (x3), Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine
  3. Everywhere I go, I’m going to let it shine (x3), Let it shine, let it shine, let shine

When the Saints Go Marching In (F)
1. Oh, when the saints go marching in
Oh, when the saints go marching in
Lord, how I want to be in that number
When the saints go marching in

2. And when the sun refuse to shine
3. And when the band begins to play

Down by the Riverside (Bb)

  1. I’m gonna lay down my sword and shield
    Down by the riverside, down by the riverside, down by the riverside
    I’m gonna lay down my sword and shield, down by the riverside, down by the riverside!  (Chorus: I  ain’t gonna study war no more, etc)
  2.  I’m gonna try on my long white robe, etc     (Chorus)
  3.  I’m gonna lay down my killer drones, etc    (Chorus)