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On The Mountain Tonight

  • (John O'Connor)

       So sing your songs quietly, my companeros
       Take your sleep with your guns at your side
       For tomorrow we'll fight for our families below
       While tonight in the mountains we hide

    There's no moon shining bright on the mountains tonight
    No shadow is casting below
    Our camp it is dark, there is no firelight
    Our voices are all kept down low
    It is my turn to act as a sentry tonight
    My amigos will all count on me
    Below I imagine our village's light
    Where my sister and mother might be

    My father was taken one night from our home
    My mother never saw him again
    Unlike my young brother who we found on the road
    There are scars that no doctor can mend

    The choice it was mine to have stayed down below
    And to cower when the orden(?) drives by
    But fear bears no freedom as we up here know
    There's may ways that man can die

    There's no moon shining bright on the mountains tonight

    (as sung by Guy & Candie Carawan)

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  • [1986:] One of the many songs now being written in the United States in solidarity with people's struggles in Central America. This is about El Salvador. (Notes Guy & Candie Carawan, 'The Land Knows You're There')

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