“I shall not, I shall not be moved – just like a tree planted by the water: I shall not be moved!”
title=”Flooded Avery Oak” by StevenSmith1, click on the picture, to enter his galleries on Flickr.com
“I shall not be moved” – I like this great old blues. Though I’ve been moved very often in the past by shock and permanent fear, I like to perform this song daily on my guitar, like a ritual, an emotional castle vs. all those little or not little personal or global catastrophes.
me, playing resonator guitar near to my favorite tree
“I’ve thank to fight and holy,
I shall not be moved
Just like a tree
planted by the water
I shall not be moved” etc.
At first I heard these lyrics performed by Lonnie Donegan in Europe (Skiffle), later I discovered the origin: Charley Patton, 1929 Delta Blues Guitar Legend; actually my favorite version: Hans Theessink & Terry Evans singing for the flood victims of New Orleans …
used for a modern political statement vs. Iran,
version by Mavis Staples: