WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED
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.