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A Global Warming Sea Shanty – activism song

Submitted by on May 28, 2013 – 10:40 amNo Comment

We were delighted to receive this song in our inbox this morning, sent in by Suma customer Oliver Swingler. There was a bit of a chuckle in the office this morning when Amy, one of our members, tried in her best singing voice to give her colleagues a rendition. No glasses were smashed – but it was a close shave ….

Oliver is happy for people to use, share, and indeed sing the song with credit to:
Lyrics by Oliver Swingler and Making Waves choir, Cullercoats, UK

What can we do about global warming?

(to the tune of ‘What can we do with the drunken sailor?’)

Chorus:
What can we do about global warming?
What can we do about global warming?
What can we do about global warming?
Shrink our carbon footprint!

1. Walk, cycle, bus and train
Car share, avoid the plane
Holiday at home, learn to love the rain
Shrink our carbon footprint!

2. Insulate homes and get them lined
Stop oil, gas and coal being mined
Use tidal, solar, wind and find we’ll
Shrink our carbon footprint!

Chorus

3. Organic, local, seasonal eating
Recycle, mend, turn down the heating
Share, cooperate, stop competing
Shrink our carbon footprint!

Watch out! The seas are rising
Cry out! The seas are rising
Bale out! The seas are rising
Save our lovely planet!

4. Don’t believe the greenwash, keep on prying
Tax millionaires, stop envy buying
Climate change deniers, they’re all lying
Shrink our carbon footprint!

Chorus:
We can do a lot about global warming
We can do a lot about global warming
We can do a lot about global warming
Save our lovely planet!

If you would like to calculate your carbon footprint you can do so here:
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