Coal Seam Gas (Sarah Lambert)
- Editor: Sarah Lambert (submitted 2015-02-02). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 109 kB Copyright: CC BY SA
- Edition notes:
First published: 2012
Description: Anti-CSG (Coal Seam Gas) song. The song is in protest of the practice of "fracking" gas from coal-seams at the risk of our waterways. Based on the tune of "Sing a Song of Sixpence" and based on a concept by Ainslie Lamb of the Illawarra Union Singers.
Original text and translations
Sing a song of profits, the miners now have found
another way to exploit the coal that’s underground.
Taking out the coal gas and selling it abroad,
another hefty bonus for the chairman of the board.
Protest with your banners, protest with your feet,
Protest through the internet, protest with a tweet.
Write those e-mail letters, send one, send them all
Let the politicians know we don’t want it at all.
Coal seam gas, no, no, no!
Sing a song of danger, the process is quite flawed,
Fracking causes toxins to leach into the soil.
It’s contaminated, then what do you think?
The water in the catchment isn’t fit to drink.
Sing a song of protest, the people must be heard.
It’s not just the Greenies, we all think it’s absurd.
Farmers in the country, city dwellers too
Would like to keep the environment from being completely –
(spoken) mucked up.