Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Free Software Song

Bellow is the Lyrics of Free Software Song

[To the melody of Sadi Moma:]

Join us now and share the software;
You'll be free, hackers, you'll be free.
x2

Hoarders may 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 throw 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.
x2

The file free-software-song.au is a recording of Richard Stallman singing this song. It is also in Ogg Vorbis format.

This song is in a rhythm of 7/8; those unaccustomed to odd rhythms often take the unevenness to be a mistake. The meter can be analyzed as slow-quick-quick or 3-2-2.

Alternate versions

You can get a typeset score of the song made with GNU LilyPond. LilyPond source for the typeset score is also available.

Other humor in the GNU Humor Collection.

Disclaimer:

The Free Software Foundation claims no copyrights on this song.

Sadi Moma

Here is a description of the tune of Sadi Moma, a Bulgarian dance tune, in an ad-hoc form of notation using letters for notes. A dash means the previous note continues. There are seven beats per measure, thus seven characters in each group.

D-CB-A- B-CBAG- G--A--B C--B-BD A--A--- D-CB---
D-CB-A- B-CBAG- G--A--B C--B-BD A--A--- A------

Here is the second voice. (This is not in the sound file.)

B-AG-D- G-GG-D- G--G--- G--G-G- D--D--- G------
B-AG-D- G-GG-D- G--G--- G--G-G- D--D--- E------

It is also available as an ABC-file.

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