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WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED

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"We Shall Not Be Moved"

This is a "traditional" labor song, meaning that no one seems to really know who wrote it or when. So if you have any leads, they would be very much appreciated. In a 1963 article, Time magazine stated that during "labor's big national organizing drive of the 1930s nearly everyone in the country knew at least a few lines of 'We Shall Not Be Moved'". You can find variations of these lyrics all over the web, including as an English football ("soccer" for people in the U.S., football for the rest of the world) song.

Blowback's adaptation of this song was first recorded in 1987 by the Colombian Neckties, a South Carolina hardcore band that included Blowback's vocalist and drummer. The vocalist first remembers hearing the song in Chile (in Spanish) during Salvador Allende's government; his memory is of kids singing it on his school bus.