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All issues of the Political Songster are now available free online
During the Covid crisis we have put all editions of THE POLITICAL SONGSTER online.  There has been a massive outpouring of new songs so we have put out special editions to give you songs to sing at online sessions including SING POLITICAL during the lock-down.  Most of these pages include musical notation and links to performances to help you learn and sing them.

The first seven issues are available from these links:
In early 2020 there was a bumper issue published in April, May, June and July with many songs relating to lockdown.  
Now in October we have yet another issue available here for free download

Whenever we get enough new songs we put them together and produce another issue of the Political Songster which is sold at our Sing Political song sessions.  Send your songs, with music notation and/or a link to a web soundfile or video, plus if possible a statement to put the song in context by email to Graham Langley

When we sing together we are united in one voice.  It gives us strength, confidence and new ideas.  The old songs keep us connected to our history, a history that remains hidden or ignored.  But we need new songs as well about the issues, struggles and triumphs of today.  Let’s get the songs out there and let’s get them sung.  Send us your songs so that we can publish another issue of The Political Songster for people to use at song sessions and on marches and demos.  Let’s make it possible for our voices to be heard through the power of song.

Here are the contents of the first seven issues:
Nov 2019
Kick out the Tories For Once and For All, For the Many not the Few, Cosher Bailey's Climate Song, We Want our Planet Back, You Cut Us Down, The Chestnut Tree, Young Girl Upon the Road, We Didn't Start the Fire, Children of This Land, For the Sake of All Your Children, Extinction Rebellion, Welcome In, The Gypsy and the Gaugio, My Precious One, Nothing has Changed, Underneath the Arches, Girls of Dagenham, My Master And I, Living off the Fat of the Land, Trico Equal Pay Song, Mighty Sword of Justice, The Trial of Bill Burn, Who Cares for the Carers, In Venezuela, David and Goliath, The Cottager's Reply, Shame on the Company! Smash The Rich, God Save the Hungry, Calling Joe Hill
Nov 2017 
The Power of Song, Across the Hills, On Greenham Common, Support the Bin Workers, The Ballad of Annie Moore, I Want Rosa to Stay, Migrant Song, Give Me Hope Malala, You're Welcome Here, This Land, Rise Like Lions, Herbert and Bertha, That was Then - This is Now, If You Want War We’ll Give You War, No such thing as a protest singer, I Feel Like Jeremy Corbyn, The Season Round, Things to Say, The Sueño Express, Which Side Are You On, Three Acres and a Cow, Overthrow Your Chains, Song of the Other Ranks, The Last Tree, They Came In the Morning, Time to Kick the Tories out, The Song Lives On
Dec 2016 
Don Perrygrove tribute, Motor Trade Workers, Enoch dear Enoch, M&B Downer, Brum’s Rotunda, Redeployed, Jolly Tatter, Doggie Pill, Grunwick, The Compañeros, Blame it on Fidel, Comandante Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, Ballad of Jo Cox, Small Boy, Chilcot Chant, Not Quite That’s Right 2015, Get on the side of the Doctors, Furnace End, They sent a woman, The Unknown Soldier, JC for PM for me, Three Cheers for Jeremy Corbyn, Power, Christmas Eve in Bethlehem, Old Man Trump, The Biggest Landlord 
April 2016 
Refugees Are Welcome Here, Tax Dodger, No to the Cuts, Trident Has to Go, Trident,Trident, Hellish Submarine, Come Friend, War is Good for Business, Don’t Want Trident Any More, Join in the Line, If You Want to Find my Family, Bombing Children is the Thing, Frozen in Disneyland, More than Enough, Jolly Well Drunk, It’s Ours, Here’s to you Brickies, We Will Sing One Song, Tommy Brown, Homeless, Take Back the Land, Open Borders
April 2015 
The Ballad of Rivka and Mohammed, The Peasant Workers’ song, Quite Early Morning, Internationale, Sing for the Climate, Here Today, Which side are you on, Bedroom Tax Song, Farewell to Welfare, Working Heart, Asbestos, Miracles, Spitfire Migrants, We Sang ’em Down, When Finchley Castle Falls, Voices - That's All, Rosa’s Lovely Daughters, Can We Afford the Doctor, Big Society, The Fighting Dominie
January 2015 
Hello Friend, As I was a-walking down Brummagem Street, Jute Mill Song, 60 Quid a Week, Bugger the Bankers, We’re All in This Together, I am Changing My Name to Fannie Mae, Entrepreneur, Go To Work on Monday, Streets of our Town, I Wanna Go Home, The Birmingham Rat,The Bankers’ Song, Minimum Wage Strike, The Green Fields of France, Mrs Bellamy
March 2014 
Saltley Gate, Jamie Foyers, Motor Trade Workers,The Ballad of Joe Hill, 
El Salvador, The Rich Man and the Poor Man, Striking Times, My People, Jump You Fuckers, Hard Times of Old England, Ballad of Accounting, Maerdy, The Last Pit in The Rhondda, Wasn’t that a Time, Power in the Union, After the Revolution, We Will Rise