Daughters Awake

 

LYRICS

Daughters of the world, awake,
From yourselves your fetters shake
Arise determined to go free,
Direct your paths to liberty.

A thousand years in bondage lain,
Break up your prison-house of pain,
Demand the rights of humankind
The rights of body and of mind.

Daughters arise in your might,
Onward in the bitter fight:
With the sword of truth
Bring the world new youth
And victory to humankind!

Too long you’ve been the thralls of men,
In kitchen, factor and den
Too long you’ve paid the price for all
Without a voice- unheard; your call;
You’ve borne the children of each age
Yet never a word in history’s page.
Demand the right to have your say
In the making and building of the day!

Daughters arise in your might,
Onward in the bitter fight:
With the sword of truth
Bring the world new youth
And victory to humankind!

The world is full of woe and pain
Of desolation, greed and gain
The world is full of slaves and lords;
Oppressors bind us with their cords.
Daughters, arise and free the slaves
And free yourselves from darkened graves
Demand the earth as right for all.
No man or woman shall be thrall!

Daughters arise in your might,
Onward in the bitter fight:
With the sword of truth
Bring the world new youth
And victory to humankind!

(Rebecca Buhay)

By The Yarnells

KATE BURNS – VOCALS, MEAGAN KEMP – BACKUP VOCALS, JUSTIN VALLIS – GUITAR, BRIAN BURNS – BASS, DARREN GALLOP – DRUMS

About The Yarnells

The Yarnells can easily be described as what happens when you get a dozen of the best young musicians in Cape Breton in one room and let them create their own sound. With musicians coming from incredibly diverse backgrounds, The Yarnells have found a unique common ground with clear folk inspirations combined with a mosaic of harmony/fiddle/keyboard/trumpet licks that will put a big dumb grin on your face.

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  11. Down at Sydney Steel // Sydney Steel - Songs of Steel, Coal and Protest
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  13. Steel Winds // Steel Winds - Songs of Steel, Coal and Protest
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  20. Miner’s Wife // Songs of Steel, Coal and Protest
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