The Free Software Song (Traditional)

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  • (Posted 2017-06-25)   CPDL #45168:    Soprano:  Alto:  Tenor:  Bass:     
Editor: Benjamin Wand (submitted 2017-06-25).   Score information: A4 (landscape), 1 page, 483 kB   Copyright: CC BY
Edition notes: Apart from creating a choral version so a choir can sing it, and changing the harmony while doing so, I also put it one whole step lower to make it easier for alto and bass singers.
MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: The Free Software Song
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional)
Lyricist: Richard Stallmancreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 2017

Description: The melody is a Bulgarian folk song.

External websites: https://www.gnu.org/music/free-software-song.de.html

Original text and translations

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Join us now and share the software;
You'll be free, hackers, you'll be free.
Join us now and share the software;
You'll be free, hackers, you'll be free.

Hoarders can get piles of money,
That is true, hackers, that is true.
But they cannot help their neighbors;
That's not good, hackers, that's not good.

When we have enough free software
At our call, hackers, at our call,
We'll kick out those dirty licenses
Ever more, hackers, ever more.

Join us now and share the software;
You'll be free, hackers, you'll be free.
Join us now and share the software;
You'll be free, hackers, you'll be free.