Verse 1

In purple, white and green they came,
Wearing the sash,
Those suffragettes were marching to victory,
Marching to victory.
Young, old, rich, poor, they were united,
Bonded together then,
All those years ago.

Chorus

‘Deeds not words’ their battle cry,
They sang it low and they sang it high.
Marching on for women, they fought for our rights.
For women,
For women,
For women’s right to equality,
For women, they all sacrificed,
In the last century.
‘Deeds not words’ their battle cry,
They sang it low and they sang it high.
For women,
For women,
As we march on to the polling booths,
We’re voting, voting everywhere,
In our own century.

Verse 2

They played their parts, both large and small,
Mounting campaigns,
Those suffragettes were marching to victory,
Marching to victory.
We will stand tall, beside each other,
Bonded together now,
In our century.

Chorus

‘Deeds not words’ their battle cry
They sang it low and they sang it high.
Marching on for women,
They fought for our rights,
For women,
For women,
For women’s right to equality.
For women, for women everywhere,
In our own century.
‘Deeds not words’ our battle cry,
We’ll sing it low and we’ll sing it high,
For women,
For women,
For women, holding our banners high,
For women,
Women everywhere,
Taking our place today.

Songs for Parliament

 

Verse 1

Why should it be,
That politics is just for men?
No equality,
Women, ignored again.
Women work hard and then, they pay tax just like men,
So why are they pushed aside?
The same laws apply to both genders so why,
Is women's right to vote denied?

Chorus

Taking a stand,
Women throughout the land,
All unite,
Hear our voice,
Listen and take note.
Suffrage for all is our aim,
And we call for a change,
Hear our voice,
We won't rest until,
Women can vote.

Verse 2

Some promote the cause,
With peaceful protest.
Others break laws,
Violence, unrest.
But both sides agree that persistence is key,
If the battle is to be won.
They continue to fight,
To secure the right,
To vote, for everyone.

Chorus

Taking a stand,
Women throughout the land,
All unite,
Hear our voice,
Listen and take note.
Suffrage for all is our aim,
And we call for a change,
Hear our voice,
We won't rest until,
Women can vote.

Bridge

Hold on,
Though the struggle is long, you just have to be strong.
Shout out,
Fight for the right to be heard.


Chorus

Taking a stand,
Women throughout the land,
All unite,
Hear our voice,
Listen and take note.
Suffrage for all is our aim,
And we call for a change,
Hear our voice,
We won't rest until,
Taking a stand,
Women throughout the land,
All unite,
Hear our voice,
Listen and take note.
Suffrage for all is our aim,
And we call for a change,
Hear our voice,
We won't rest until,
Never rest until,
We won't rest until,
Women can vote.

Verse 1

Ever lived with a fire inside you?
Can't sit still when you have a dream to,
Change the world, right a wrong that brings you down.
Long ago was a group of women,
Really cared, really fought, not giving,
In to the men who would not accept they're the same.

Chorus

They were the suffragettes,
The women we must not forget,
They sacrificed it all,
They put their lives right on the line.
It was worth fighting for,
Yes: even when they broke the law,
A hundred years ago they said,
That women must be heard.

Verse 2

They had argued for votes for women,
Men in charge simply wouldn't listen,
So they knew they would have to change their tack.
Like Mandela did decades later,
They believed that their cause was greater,
Than their liberty even maybe their lives.

Chorus

They were the suffragettes,
The women we must not forget,
They sacrificed it all,
They put their lives right on the line.
It was worth fighting for,
Yes: even when they broke the law,
A hundred years ago they said,
That women must be heard.

Bridge

Even though they won it wasn't over,
Over thirties only got the vote,
Ten more years to get a gender balance,
Have we done today what they might hope?

Chorus
We should be suffragettes
The women we must not forget,
They sacrificed it all,
They put their lives right on the line.
It was worth fighting for,
Yes: even when they broke the law,
A hundred years ago they said,
That women must be heard.