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Uploaded By: james gordon. Added on: 09 January 2013. Location Guelph
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Written to honour the Idle No More Movement that is spreading across Turtle Island.
Written and performed by James Gordon. Recorded Dec 30th 2012. Part of James' ancestry is James Bay Cree, and this song echoes their drums. Backup vocals by Ingrid Ing, Sean Richardson, Tanya Williams, Jo Howe, Fron Reilly, recorded at the Pipe Street Studio Guelph ON Canada
LYRICS and chords-

Dm Am G Am
Jingle Dancers Moccasinned Feet
F Am G Am
Idle no Idle No Idle no More
Dm Am G Am
Voices rising to the drum beat
F Am G Am
Idle no Idle No Idle no More
F
A drum of peace but with urgency
C Am G Am
Idle no Idle No Idle no More
F
Come to the fire talk with me
C Am G Am
Idle no Idle No Idle no More

We were sleeping a dreamless sleep--- Idle No Idle No Idle No More
While Turtle Island did wail and weep--- Idle No Idle No Idle No More
Now we're waking up to a spark in the night- Idle No Idle No Idle No More
Out of the darkness into the light- Idle No Idle No Idle No More

There's a new round dance circling the earth-Idle No Idle No Idle No More
Signalling a time for rebirth --Idle No Idle No Idle No More
Not just first but every nation--Idle No Idle No Idle No More
Come join in the conversation--Idle No Idle No Idle No More

Would you sacrifice our rivers and lakes
Treaties we made would you forsake
Though you've tried, our spirit just won't break
What you're giving away is not yours to take
When the future of our people's at stake
There's a choice that we all have to make
for our children's children's children's children's sake


Idle No Idle No Idle No More ( Answer Back and repeat)
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