Worried Occupation Blues: Peace Song for 11/27/2011

Worried Occupation Blues is the Peace Song of the Day for Sunday, November 27, 2011. This song is based on the traditional song, Worried Man Blues. Kimberly added new lyrics. Then, Kimberly and Ian sang it on Youtube as a kind of teaching tape. We are hoping that some more polished singers will pick up the idea, and maybe make their own videos.

Our Worried Occupation Blues video has lots of occupy photos. Videos come from Occupy Wall Street at Liberty Square, Occupy Patchogue, Occupy The Hamptons, Occupy Black Friday (Occupy Long Island), and a sign from the folks at Occupy Port Jeff.  The song it is based on, “Worried Man Blues”, was popularized by The Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, and Devo.

You can find the words to “Worried Man Blues”, in the Rise Up Singing songbook on page 105. The Rise Up Singing songbook has the words and chords for over 1200 song related to peace, justice and the environment. It is an excellent resource to find songs to sing, or songs to revise.

Please feel free to re-record Worried Occupation Blues with your own voice and/or your own verses. Music is traditional. Creative Commons Copyright for lyrics — Attribution and Noncommercial (by-nc). Please credit to peacecouple.com.

Lyrics
Worried Occupation Blues

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It takes a worried man to sing a worried song (3x)
I’m worried now, but I won’t be worried long.
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It takes a worried nation, to make an occupation (3)
We’re worried now, but we won’t be worried long.
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The banksters took our dough, and now we say no, no (3)
We’re worried now, but we won’t be worried long
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It start with you and me, to save democracy (3)
We’re worried now, but we won’t be worried long
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It takes a peaceful nation, to win an occupation (3)
We’re worried now, but we won’t be worried long
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The occupation thrives, if we keep it alive (3)
We’re worried now, but we won’t be worried long

 

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