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Conflikt happened. It was fun! Lots of hugs, lots of music in the hall and in the filkroom, and as seems to often happen, I collaborated on two songs.

The first was the song sung by my instaband, C3J -- consisting of Char, Jim Partridge, John Gray, and Yours Truly. The song was, naturally enough given the time, a protest song, written by Jim with a fair amount of editing and lyric changes by me. And of course, feel free to sing and share, at least as far as I'm concerned; this isn't a song meant to sit on a shelf.

by Jim Partridge with Joshua Kronengold.
to the obvious tune.

Em G / D Em / Em G / D Em
Come all you proud Americans
It’s time to take a stand
We’ve got a brand new president
And freedom may be banned

Em Bm / D Em / Em Bm / D Em
Which side are you on? (x4)

My father fought in World War Two
And I’m my father’s son
I’ll take a stand for liberty
Until this battle’s won

Em Bm / D Em / Em Bm / D Em
Which side are you on? (x4)

In the middle of the harbor
Stands Lady Liberty
She said, “Give to me your tired, poor.
Just yearning to breath free.”

Em Bm / D Em / Em Bm / D Em
Which side are you on? (x4)

But now that door is closing shut
And “Terrorists!” they slur
And so we stand with Liberty,
Sing proudly, “I’m with her!”

Em Bm / D Em / Em Bm / D Em
Which side are you on? (x4)

Americans, stand with us now,
It’s our proud history
To make it clear to everyone
We reject tyranny.

Em Bm / D Em
Which side are you on? (x2)
Em Bm Em
Which side are you on? (slow down, shift to Em on "On", stay a bit slower into last repeat)
D Em
Which side are you on?

The other song might make it into here or on a later post after I clear permissions; it was written by the entire table at brunch, was entitled "The (thing) in the Room", and based on the words "Irredeemable" and "Eloquence", and to the tune and mostly structure of "Unforgettable" by Irving Gordon.
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