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dezembro 30, 2009

«The Diggers Song » pelos Chumbawamba






(Obrigada, «Hortas» e «Remoques» !)


Diggers Song (A Canção dos Cavadores) é uma canção inglesa do seculo XVII, inspirada na luta do Movimento dos Cavadores contra a lei agrária. Esta balada de protesto foi composta por Gerrard Winstanley e a letra só foi publicada em 1894 pela Camden Society.

Chumbawamba é uma banda inglesa do anarco-punk, que depois de 25 anos de carreira mudou o estilo para a dance music, world music e folk music, embora mantendo a sua irreverêmcia e a postura política anarquista.

The Diggers Song
You noble diggers all stand up now, stand up now
You noble diggers all stand up now
The wasteland to maintain sin (?) cavaliers by name
Your digging does maintain and persons all defame
Stand up now, stand up now
Your houses they pull down stand up now, stand up now
Your houses they pull down, stand up now
Your houses they pull down to fright your men in town
But the gentry must come down and the poor shall wear the crown
Stand up now diggers all
With spades and hoes and plows stand up now, stand up now
With spades and hoes and plows, stand up now
Your freedom to uphold sin (?) cavaliers are bold
To kill you if they could and rights from you to hold
Stand up now diggers all
The gentry are all round stand up now, stand up now
The gentry are all round stand up now
The gentry are all round on each side the are found
Their wisdom so profound to cheat us of our ground
Stand up now stand up now
The lawyers they conjoin stand up now stand up now
The lawyers they conjoin stand up now
To rescue they advise, such fury they devise, the devil in them lies
And hath blinded both their eyes
Stand up now, stand up now
The clergy they come in stand up now, stand up now
The clergy they come in stand up now
The clergy they come in and say it is a sin
That we should now begin our freedom for to win
Stand up now diggers all
'Gainst lawyers and 'gainst priests stand up now stand up now
'Gainst lawyers and 'gainst priests stand up now
For tyrants they are both, even flat against their oath
To grant us they are loathe free meat and drink and cloth
Stand up now diggers all
The club is all their law, stand up now stand up now
The club is all their law, stand up now
The club is all their law, to keep all men in awe
That they no vision saw to maintain such a law
Stand up now diggers all.



NOTA 1 (Wikipedia):

«The World Turned Upside Down is an English ballad. It was first published on a broadside in 1643 as a protest against the policies of Oliver Cromwell relating to the celebration of Christmas.[citation needed] Cromwell believed the holiday should be a solemn occasion, and outlawed traditional English Christmas celebrations. There are several versions of the lyrics. It is sung to the tune of another ballad, "When the King Enjoys His Own Again".
Tradition has it that when Lord Cornwallis surrendered at the Siege of Yorktown (1781) the British band played this tune, although there is no conclusive evidence to support this.
This is not the same as the song of the same name recorded by Leon Rosselson and Billy Bragg . This song was recorded by Chumbawamba on their album English Rebel Songs 1381-1914, and by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band on their album "Hang Up Sorrow and Care". »


Nota 2 (Encyclopaedia Britannica)

Digger,
any of a group of agrarian communists who flourished in England in 1649-50 and were led by Gerrard Winstanley (q.v.) and William Everard. In April 1649 about 20 poor men assembled at St. George's Hill, Surrey, and began to cultivate the common land. These Diggers held that the English Civil Wars had been fought against the king and the great landowners; now that Charles I had been executed, land should be made available for the very poor to cultivate. (Food prices had reached record heights in the late 1640s.) The numbers of the Diggers more than doubled during 1649. Their activities alarmed the Commonwealth government and roused the hostility of local landowners, who were rival claimants to the common lands. The Diggers were harassed by legal actions and mob violence, and by the end of March 1650 their colony was dispersed. The Diggers themselves abjured the use of force. The Diggers also called themselves True Levelers, but their communism was denounced by the leaders of the Levelers.


Related Propaedia Topics:
Oliver Cromwell, the Commonwealth, and the Protectorate (1649-60); the Stuart Restoration (1660) under Charles II (1660-85) and James II (1685-88); the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and end of crown rule without Parliament

The Digger Songs
Levellers and Diggers
(Gerard Winstanley)
(The recording is from The Digger Song by Gerrard Winstanley and Leon Rosselson. Note: the recording begins at the 6th stanza below, "The lawyers they conjoyne..."

You noble Diggers all, stand up now, stand up now,
You noble Diggers all, stand up now,
The wast land to maintain, seeing Cavaliers by name
Your digging does maintain, and persons all defame
Stand up now, stand up now.

Your houses they pull down, stand up now, stand up now,
Your houses they pull down, stand up now.
Your houses they pull down to fright your men in town
But the gentry must come down, and the poor shall wear the crown.
Stand up now, Diggers all.

With spades and hoes and plowes, stand up now, stand up now
With spades and hoes and plowes stand up now,
Your freedom to uphold, seeing Cavaliers are bold
To kill you if they could, and rights from you to hold.
Stand up now, Diggers all.

Theire self-will is theire law, stand up now, stand up now,
Theire self-will is theire law, stand up now.
Since tyranny came in they count it now no sin
To make a gaol a gin, to starve poor men therein.
Stand up now, Diggers all.

The gentrye are all round, stand up now, stand up now,
The gentrye are all round, stand up now.
The gentrye are all round, on each side they are found,
Theire wisdom's so profound, to cheat us of our ground
Stand up now, stand up now.

The lawyers they conjoyne, stand up now, stand up now,
The lawyers they conjoyne, stand up now,
To arrest you they advise, such fury they devise,
The devill in them lies, and hath blinded both their eyes.
Stand up now, stand up now.

The clergy they come in, stand up now, stand up now,
The clergy they come in, stand up now.
The clergy they come in, and say it is a sin
That we should now begin, our freedom for to win.
Stand up now, Diggers all.

The tithes they yet will have, stand up now, stand up now,
The tithes they yet will have, stand up now.
The tithes they yet will have, and lawyers their fees crave,
And this they say is brave, to make the poor their slave.
Stand up now, Diggers all.

'Gainst lawyers and 'gainst Priests, stand up now, stand up now,
'Gainst lawyers and 'gainst Priests stand up now.
For tyrants they are both even flatt againnst their oath,
To grant us they are loath free meat and drink and cloth.
Stand up now, Diggers all.

The club is all their law, stand up now, stand up now,
The club is all their law, stand up now.
The club is all their law to keep men in awe,
But they no vision saw to maintain such a law.
Stand up now, Diggers all.

The Cavaleers are foes, stand up now, stand up now,
The Cavaleers are foes, stand up now;
The Cavaleers are foes, themselves they do disclose
By verses not in prose to please the singing boyes.
Stand up now, Diggers all.

To conquer them by love, come in now, come in now
To conquer them by love, come in now;
To conquer them by love, as itt does you behove,
For hee is King above, noe power is like to love,
Glory heere, Diggers all.



World Turned Upside Down (Diggers)
(Leon Rosselson)
Recorded by Dick Gaughan

In 1649
To St George's Hill
A ragged band they called the Diggers
Came to show the people' s will
They defied the landlords
They defied the laws
They were the dispossessed
Reclaiming what was theirs

We come in peace, they said
To dig and sow
We come to work the land in common
And to make the waste land grow
This earth divided
We will make whole
So it can be
A common treasury for all.

The sin of property
We do disdain
No one has any right to buy and sell
The earth for private gain
By theft and murder
They took the land
Now everywhere the walls
Rise up at their command.

They make the laws
To chain us well
The clergy dazzle us with heaven
Or they damn us into hell
We will not worship
The God they serve
The God of greed who feeds the rich
While poor men starve

We work, we eat together
We need no swords
We will not bow to masters
Or pay rent to the lords
We are free men
Though we are poor
You Diggers all stand up for glory

Stand up now
From the men of property
The orders came
They sent the hired men and troopers
To wipe out the Diggers' claim
Tear down their cottages
Destroy their corn
They were dispersed -
Only the vision lingers on

You poor take courage
You rich take care
The earth was made a common treasury
For everyone to share
All things in common
All people one
We come in peace
The order came to cut them down



Nota 3: resumindo num sorriso





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dezembro 18, 2009

Scriabin (II)



Scriabin plays Scriabin-Etude Op.8 No.12

Scriabin plays Scriabin-Prelude Op.11 No.13

Scriabin plays Scriabin-Poem Op. 32 No. 1, Fis-dur

Scriabin plays Scriabin-Prelude Op.22 No.1

Vladimir Sofronitsky plays Scriabin Valse op. 38

Vladimir Sofronitsky plays Scriabin Sonata-Fantasy (1/2)

Vladimir Sofronitsky plays Scriabin Poeme Tragique op. 34





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dezembro 17, 2009

Dietrich Buxtehude (1637 – 1707)


Dietrich Buxtehude - Membra Jesu Nostri "Ad faciem"

Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri "Ad cor"

Orchestra of the 17th Century: Buxtehude - Ad cor

Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri, Ad latus

Buxtehude - Cantata: Ich habe lust abzusheiden (1)

Buxtehude - Cantata: Ich habe lust abzusheiden (2)




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Tensão na Reta Final da CoP15







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dezembro 12, 2009

Inquérito da ONU



A ONU resolveu fazer uma grande pesquisa mundial. A pergunta era esta:

«Por favor, diga honestamente qual a sua opinião sobre a escassez de alimentos no resto do mundo.»

O resultado foi um completo descalabro:

Os Europeus do Norte não entenderam o que é «escassez»

Os Africanos não sabiam o que era «alimentos»

Os Espanhóis não sabiam o significado de «por favor»

Os Norte-Americanos perguntaram o significado de «o resto do mundo»

Os Cubanos pediram explicações sobre o que é «opinião»

O Parlamento Português ainda está a debater o que significa «diga honestamente».

(Recebido por mail, de novo, hoje: dois anos depois consegue manter a actualidade)




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dezembro 10, 2009

Contributo à meditação dos «tradicionalistas» da época



Miguel Vale de Almeida na Convenção Nacional do PS,

realizada a 6 de Setembro de 2009, no Coliseu dos Recreios em Lisboa.



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dezembro 07, 2009

Playing for change



Song around the world: Chanda mama

Playing For Change: Song Around The World "Chanda Mama" from Concord Music Group on Vimeo.




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dezembro 04, 2009

History Repeating







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dezembro 02, 2009

Miles Davis





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e Nina Simone







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