ICAN can-can

[note — we updat­ed these lyrics in Novem­ber 2020 to cel­e­brate the rat­i­fi­ca­tion of the 50th sig­na­to­ry, bring into legal real­i­ty the nuclear weapon ban treaty in Jan­u­ary 2021. The lyrics of the pre­vi­ous ver­sion can be found below the more recent words.]

 

We say we will dance the can can, with our friends at ICAN,
Till the U K gov­ern­ment signs up to ban the
Bomb, so we will dance the can can, with our friends at ICAN,
Now the UN Treaty is in force.

Many states have rat­i­fied and we will not be satisfied,
Till the world is free of nuclear weapons we will keep on dancing,

Many states have rat­i­fied and we will not be satisfied,
Till the world is free of nuclear weapons we will dance!

Sign the Treaty, make the world a safer place (x3)
Sign the treaty, let us live in peace, in peace, in peace, in peace, in peace

SO

We say we will dance the can can, with our friends at ICAN,
Till the U K gov­ern­ment signs up to ban the
Bomb, so we will dance the can can, with our friends at ICAN,
Now the UN Treaty is in force.

 

Pre­vi­ous Version:

We say we will dance the can can, with our friends at iCAN,
‘Til the U K gov-ern-ment signs up to ban the
Bomb, so we will dance the can can,
with our friends at iCAN,
‘Til the U‑N Trea-ty is in force (Repeat)

Mex-i-co, Bra-zil, New Zea-land, Aus-tri‑a, South Af-ri-ca,
led the way to ab-o-li-tion, now it’s time for us to join them.
Mex-i-co, Bra-zil, New Zea-land, Aus-tri‑a, South Af-ri-ca,
led the way to ab-o-li-tion, now let’s sign up too
Sign the trea-ty — make the world a safer place (x3).
Sign the trea-ty — let us live in peace – in peace, in peace, in
peace, in peace! So- (back to beginning)

iCAN can-can score

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