Monday, July 6, 2009

Let the Franklin flow - Gordon Franklin and the Wilderness Ensemble


‘The direct defense of wilderness will take courage
and restraint by a great number of people.
Most of all, we must be peaceful’’

Bob Brown – Franklin Campaigner

After spending a little time getting back to
nature on the weekend I had to post this.

Chuck has ripped with historic, beautiful protest song
and its rarely heard b-side. Its been 26 years now
since the this song and this campaign was won,
the campaign credited with the birth of the environmental
movement in this country. Bob Brown these days is the
leader of the Green party and a long time Senator.
He has, as Chuck puts it, been banging the drum a
long time. So has Shane for that matter and this
song is one of the greatest examples of folk/ protest
song to have come out of this country.
Read about the campaign here

Thanks Chuck you closet Greenie you.


Let the Franklin flow - Shane Howard

Oh Tasmania
The hardest heart could understand
Just to feel your wilderness
Your silence sings to me

Let the Franklin flow
Let the wild beds be
The wilderness should be strong and free
From Kuta Kina to the South-West shore
Has to be something worth fighting for

We fell the forests and we scar the land
Has to be something worth fighting for
And desecrate it with greedy hands
Destroy the beauty that nature planned

A thousand people arrested and bailed
Has to be something worth fighting for
Voices crying in the wilderness
Saying this is something worth fighting for

Oh Tasmania
The hardest heart could understand
Just to feel your wilderness
Your silence sings to me


Download Here


1 comments:

Guy said...

Thanks for the downloadable package with the songs and photos of Let The Franklin Flow -- though most of the links don't work. I suggest using Mediafire for free storage of online files.

There is a mistake in the song words: the second line of the chorus should be "Let the wild lands be".