Label: Columbia - 33OSX 7753 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Mono • Country: Australia • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk
Yet, there is no indication of when the song was written or who wrote it. Over the years, the song has been used for labor and civil rights movements as well as numerous sit-in protests as a show of resistance. It is a spiritual song that was adapted by the activists of the s, with lyrics changed to "We Shall Not Be Moved. Typical of traditional spiritual songs"We Shall Not be Moved" consists of a series of verses wherein a single line changes for each verse.
This folk Part Four - Pink Floyd - Ummagumma style is common because it makes the song easy to remember and even easier for a song leader to sing with a group of people.
The verse of "I Shall Not Be Moved" repeats the song's title a number of times, inserting one changing line:. We shall not, we shall not be moved We shall not, we shall not be moved Just like a tree that's standing by the water We shall not be moved. Also typical of many traditional folk songs, the lyrics have evolved through time to apply to the various causes about which the song has been sung. Because of the song's structure, only one line We Shall Not Be Moved - The Seekers - The Seekers each verse needed to be refashioned to be appropriate for the new context.
Some of the third lines that have been appropriated for different movements and contexts are:. She is also the Community Manager Heather - Billy Cobham - Spectrum/Crosswinds the folk music magazine NoDepression. Updated March 04, Continue Reading.
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