Mudcat Café message #4080421 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #168402   Message #4080421
Posted By: rich-joy
20-Nov-20 - 11:52 PM
Thread Name: Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia
Subject: RE: Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia
And another from the 10th Man album, 1813 Miscarriage of Justice. (with a nod to "The Lights of Cobb & Co" by the sound of it) :

BtW, this is how they describe their music on their website :
"it's hard to ?c?ategorise?? - Let's call it protest punk or hard rock indie music for lack of a definition. With quieter lyrical interludes. Sometimes a touch of reggae or the blues, or a rolling shanty.   It's all original and made in Bathurst.

There are some things we feel strongly about: social injustice, especially for the original Australians and for our newest arrivals seeking our protection; the bulldozing of forests and shooting of wildlife; mining and climate change; political opportunism and the spun line; and shonky environmental consultants. Sometimes it just has to be put in a song of sorts, powered with high energy fury - or laid back irony and fun. Our music is strongly informed and influenced by politics, environment and social issues, history and colonisation - and is highly collaborative.

10th Man has been jamming in the dungeon every week for years now, where anyone is welcome to bring their instrument, a riff or a rhythm, and away we go."



GALILEE

Well the land-grab started here for them so many years ago
When Mitchell opened up the plains they called it Jericho
Now farms are not enough to spin the dollars for the kings
So they’re going to dig for coal in Galilee

Galilee Galilee
Valley of great riches, come on and gather coal
Galilee Galilee
Saddle-up your horses, we’re going for the gold

Well you’re going to need a railway from here to Abbott Point
Don’t worry about the EIS, we’ll doctor a report
Just point your hands in front of you directly to the sea
And you’ll haul your stinking coal from Galilee

Galilee Galilee
Valley of great riches, come on and gather coal
Galilee Galilee
Saddle-up your horses, we’re going for black gold

So saddle up the government, we’ll take them for a ride
The Chinese and the Indians are waiting for their prize
Now the Brigalow and Bimblebox will fade from memory
As you haul your stinking coal from Galilee

Galilee Galilee
Valley of great riches, come on and gather coal
Galilee Galilee
Saddle-up your horses, we’re going for black gold

We’ll dump the sludge into the reef, the fish’ll be just fine
Its only sediment my friend, from Bowen bloody mines
The climate it’ll be alright you wait and frickin’ see
As we dig our fuckin’ holes in Galilee

Galilee Galilee
Valley of great riches, come on and gather coal
Galilee Galilee
Saddle-up your horses, we’re going for black gold

Galilee Galilee
Valley of great riches, come on and gather coal
Galilee Galilee
Saddle-up your horses, we’re going for black gold
Hey!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOlrhZrEu2M


"the galilee basin
In 2013 the Queensland and Australian federal governments approved Waratah Coal’s massive coal mine and development, owned by billionaire and now-federal Member of Parliament, Clive Palmer. Some 40 mega-tonnes of coal pa bound for China will be transported on a yet-to-be-built 468km rail line up to Abbot Point, a development that will dredge and dump in the Great Barrier Reef.

In the Galilee Basin, at least half of the 8,000 hectare remnant Bimblebox Nature Reserve will be destroyed for Palmer’s ‘China First’ mine – renamed the ‘Galilee Coal Project’. The Bimblebox is home to innumerable wildlife and plant species. The photos in the clip below are a selection of some of the birds and animals found in the Bimblebox woodland."


Be sure to watch the clip re this, on their webpage.

Meanwhile, the Court battles drag on and Australia loses more species and habitats daily and yet somehow, this particular creature survives everything and shores up his fortunes. Here is a recent profile :
https://mine.nridigital.com/mine_australia_nov20/clive_palmer_profile



R-J