8. The Farmer is the One (Original title: “The Farmer is the Man.” Anon., Public Domain. Last verse by Tom Isern) A traditional American protest song, that many believe came out of the 19th century populist movement. With the added upbeat verse by Tom Isern about a resurgence of local farmer’s markets, we have often sung this one at farmers markets around Cincinnati, (including the one that Diana and Len coordinate in their own neighborhood!)
10. Sing for the Climate (Do It Now!) (music: Traditional,lyrics: Nic Balthazar and Stef Kamil Carlens, 2012. Used with Permission.Arranged by Diana Porter 2015.) In September 2012,380,000 Belgians came into the streets singing their demand for strong climate legislation. A video clip uniting all the voices was used to convince European leaders to sign on to UN agreements.Set to the melody of the anti-facist resistance anthem “Bella Ciao,” the text calls us to wake up, build a better future and start right now!