Archive for March, 2015

no way! no go! no bullying!

Screen Shot 2015-03-12 at 10.46.01 amWell, I’m always up for a musical challenge! I’ve finally got around, at the request of the local primary school chaplain (and a key children’s ministry leader at our church) to write a kids song for Friday week’s National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence. The theme from their website: Bullying. No Way!  

Seems a long while since I’ve written a “non-God” kids song. Last one from memory was about 30 years back in my Lowood teaching days.  Linked in with a school “get fit” campaign, I somewhat sheepishly wrote Feelin’ Fine All Round.  Song holds up well.

Anyhow, this one came quickly.  Hopefully it connects well with the theme, kids can sing it with lots of actions (chaplain’s request) and most importantly – it encourages positive action in relation to bullying and violence against (in this case) children.   The request was to have it fairly ‘rock’n’roll’, so here it is.  My vocal prowess is well-and-truly not there, but hopefully, the vocal demo (very demo) gives the idea.  Feel free to use wherever, with simple attribution.  Oh – I need to go back to my kids club prep for this afternoon … exploring how Jesus was dealt with by the crowds.  Mmmm … some sort of link there!  Cheers- David

leadsheet
lyrics
vocal demo:
backing track:

NO WAY! NO GO! NO BULLYING!

Won’t take it
Won’t make it
Won’t take that bullying
Don’t get it
Won’t let it
No way!
No go!no bullying!

1. Don’t let them mess
with you no more
Speak out
Speak loud
Speak strong
Let’s stand together – tell the truth
that bullying’s not on!

Won’t take it …

2. And when it seems
It just won’t stop
Tell those who care,
you trust
Tell those who’ll help you out for sure
Be kind, be friends
We must!

Won’t take it …

La, la, la …

 David MacGregor
© 2015 Willow Publishing

 


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