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A Piece of White Paper

G                          C               G Standing outside, with a piece of white paper,     G               D          G All over China, we’re taking a stand. Our voices were silenced, on threat of violence,     C          G          D          G But now we’ve awoken, all … Continue reading

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What is Art?

by Daniel Kelly – 2021 C                    G What is Art, what is art?              F            C Here’s an argument I’ll start, G Must it always be original, F                  C Created from the heart? F                   G Can I buy it from … Continue reading

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Squid Game

By Daniel Kelly, 2021, to Bob Dylan’s It’s Alright Ma Since the days of ancient Rome, There’s been those that rule, those who are owned, Whether by the chain, or by what is ow’n They’re doomed to die scared and … Continue reading

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Smug and Woke

By Daniel Kelly – 2021             C                 G Michael is a poet, a national prize                F                                G His cartoons show compassion, and call out the lies                C                            G But the new folk committee, in an action bizarre                … Continue reading

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Once Again (in Afghanistan)

By Daniel Kelly – 2021             G      C                 D There were women, on the streets of Kabul            G                 C             D With their hair uncovered, dancing in the breeze,            Em              C They were learning, driving cars, … Continue reading

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(Hey Xi Jinping) Lift that Ban on Falun Gong

By Daniel Kelly – 2021 G(C)                       C(F)          G (C) Hey Xi Jinping, lift that ban on Falun Gong,      C (F)                G (C) The Party hunted them for 20 years,      G(C)                 D(G) Turns out Jiang Zemin was wrong, … Continue reading

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Rabbit Proof Fence

By Daniel Kelly – National ‘Sorry Day’, 26 May 2021 Em Mr Neville said they’d die out, Said that it was nature’s way, Am Now the white man owns the country, Em And he’ll never go away. Take the children … Continue reading

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The Ballad of the Commercial Hotel

By Daniel Kelly – 2021 C       G         D        G   Around 1850 she opened her doors,    C         G             Am        D A beer and a bed, for the traveling scores,      G               D          Em       C … Continue reading

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Change or Perish

by Daniel Kelly – March 2021 G                       C               G The first people here, they flourished and grew,        C             G             Am       D    They planted and burned to seasons they knew, G                              C         G Respecting the cycles … Continue reading

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Choose to Challenge

by Daniel Kelly, for International Women’s Day 2021 Em                  Bm Challenge the silence, imposed on the child, Am                  Em              C Bring back their voice, let them tell what’s been done, Em                  Bm Groomed and abused, in a system that failed, … Continue reading

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How America Falls

by Daniel Kelly – 2020        G             C             Em                 D You say Trump’s the messiah, the great saviour at hand,        G             C             Em          D But never has America, been a more divided land.         G                  Em            C            G … Continue reading

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Notorious

Written for Ruth Bader Ginsberg by Daniel Kelly – September 2020          Em              C      G    D Ruth was born in New your City, in 1933, C                   G                 Am          D Daughter of Jewish immigrants, they nicknamed her Kiki, Em                   … Continue reading

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Tons of Sharks

by Daniel Kelly – 2020 Three hundred tons of sharks on board, Three hundred tons of sharks, killed in the national park me boys, Killed in the national park. With me way, hay, Greenies be damned, We’ll purge the life … Continue reading

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Death of the Red Dragon

by Daniel Kelly – July 2020        G                    Am For 21 years we’ve been fighting,      C   G              Am For 21 years we’ve been strong,           C          G With the truth in our hearts,         Am And … Continue reading

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We See You

by Daniel Kelly – 2020 Dm                         C What can we do when the memories they fade?               G                        Am When the tracks in the mind, forget where they’re laid,        Dm                   Am The sight of a friend, a familiar … Continue reading

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Song for George Floyd

By Daniel Kelly 2020 Em                      C Since they shot young Medgar Evers,      G       D Way back in 63’ Em                      C To be a black man in America, G                     D Is to never truly be free,               C                  … Continue reading

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Previously Unsung Heroes

By Daniel Kelly – 2020 Dm               C          Dm          Am I’ll sing you a song of a band of bold heroes, F                 C         Dm            Am A band of bold heroes that work in our town, Dm                        C        … Continue reading

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The Ballad of Ned Smelly

By Daniel Kelly – 2020               Am            C             G She was a hefty eighteen wheeler, Coming out of Ballarat,               Am                C                Am She could drive the Western Highway, in 7 hours flat,        C                    G … Continue reading

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Ballad of the Four Horsemen

By Daniel Kelly – 2020 Am                     G               C         G             Am And I looked and saw a white horse, galloping across the plane, Am               G              G       Am And the horse a rider, pestilence his … Continue reading

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Number Two

By Daniel Kelly – 2020           G                       C         G I was sitt’n on the dunny, as a fella likes to do,          C             G         Am             D And I’d just come to the end, of a colossal number two, G But … Continue reading

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