Lyrics and Chords of Farm Workers’ Songs, Students Must Know!

Lyrics and Chords of the Farmer’s Song – The song entitled Farmer’s Labor is usually sung in mass rallies demanding justice for the government. The song as a whole is meaningful as a protest song.

The song entitled Buruh Tani was actually composed by Safi’i Kemamang and popularized again by the punk band Marginal. Meanwhile, this song has become a kind of “compulsory anthem” in the demonstration activities of the Indonesian people, especially students.

So, here are the lyrics and chords for the Buruh Tani song!

Lyrics of Farm Workers by Marginal

Laborers, farmers, students, urban poor people

Unite for democracy

United in one voice

For the sake of a noble holy task

Tomorrow is ours

The creation of a prosperous society

Formation of social order

New Indonesia without New Order

Come on guys, let’s talk

In our hands we hold the direction of the nation

Come on guys, let’s sing

A song about liberation

Under a tyrannical regime

I follow this line

Millions of times down action

For me one step is certain

Millions of times down action

For me one step is certain

fighting blood

Here is our country

The rice field is spread out

The ocean is rich

Our country is fertile God

In this beautiful land

Millions of people covered in wounds

Skinny kids don’t go to school

Village youth not working

They are deprived of their rights

Evicted and hungry

Mother let go of our fighting blood

To liberate the people

They are deprived of their rights

Evicted and hungry

Mother let go of our fighting blood

We promise you

To you we are devoted

 

Chord Farmer’s Song by Marginal

Intros:

Dm Am G

Am-G-Am

Am

student farm laborers of the urban poor

Dm Am

unite for democracy

Dm Am

roared in one voice

G Am

for the sake of a noble holy task

Am

tomorrow is ours

Dm Am

creating a prosperous society

Dm Am

formation of a social order

G Am

New Indonesia without New Order

[Chorus]

G Am

come on guys let’s let us know

G Am

in our hands we hold the direction of the nation

G Am

come on guys let’s sing

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G Am

a song about liberation

Am

under tyranny

Dm Am

follow this line

Dm Am

millions of times down action

G Am

one step for sure…

Am

Millions of times down action

Dm Am

For me one step is certain

Dm Am G Am

For me one step is certain

Am

Student farm workers of the urban poor

Dm Am

Unite for democracy

Dm Am

Uproar in one sound

G Am

For the sake of a noble holy task

Am

Tomorrow is ours

Dm Am

The creation of a prosperous society

Dm Am

Formation of social order

G Am

New Indonesia without New Order

[Bridge]

Am

Come on guys, let’s talk

Dm Am

In our hands we hold the direction of the nation

Dm Am

Come on guys, let’s sing

G Am

A song about freedom

Am

Under tyrannical rule

Dm Am

Follow this line

Dm Am

For me one step is certain

Am

Millions of times down action

Dm Am

For me one step is certain

Dm Am G Am

For me one step is certain

About the Peasant Labor Song

The song, entitled Farmer Laborer, was composed in 1996 by Safi’i Kemamang, a figure from the People’s Democratic Party (PRD) in East Java, which moved underground. This song was created to encourage those who were struggling in the New Order regime.

According to Safi’i, the Farmer’s song can also become a song of unity between workers, farmers, students, and the urban poor in their efforts to fight against the New Order. This is because they are the people who feel the most bitterness from all the policies of the New Order.

This song is also often known as a song with the title “Liberation”. Later, the song Buruh Tani was popularized again by the punk group Marginal. Marginal is an indie band with a punk wing.

This song has even more fighting spirit when there was a large-scale demonstration on October 6, 2020. The agenda for the demonstration is to reject the Job Creation Law or the Omnibus Law . The Farmer’s Song was sung together by the masses present at the action and fired up the enthusiasm of the thousands of demonstrators.

The demonstration demanding the Job Creation Law or the Omnibus Law took place in an orderly manner, not as chaotic as usual demonstrations. Accompanied by loudspeakers from the command car, the demonstration participants sang the Peasant Workers ‘ song together.

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Seeing from the lyrics of the song, it has an indirect meaning regarding the hopes of workers, farmers, students, to the urban poor who want a democratic system in Indonesia. For some students, this song actually became an encouragement in their efforts to fight against government policies that were detrimental to people’s rights.

Marginal Band Brief Biography

The Marginal band is a punk indie band that started its career in 1997. This band consists of Romi Jahat as vocalist , Mike as guitarist , Bob as bassist and Steven as drummer .

This music group is trying to convey a message of rejection and hope in everyday life, especially to government policies. The figure of Marsinah is an inspirational figure from the formation of this Marginal music group, as well as their 3rd album entitled “Marsinah” accompanied by a cover of Marsinah’s face in black and white format.

The songs sung by this band indirectly convey a message about how the people are suffering because of government policies.

Short Biography of Safi’i Kemamang

Safi’i Kemamang is a man who was born on June 5, 1976 in Lamongan, East Java. He is the creator of the song Buruh Tani which he actually titled Liberation .

The song, which is well known to the public under the title Buruh Tani, was composed when Safi’i joined the People’s Democratic Party (PRD) in the East Java region and was still moving underground.

During this period, during the New Order era, there were many large-scale democratic actions by the people. Safi’i thought about what to do to unite the people. Therefore, a song called Peasant Labor or Liberation was created to unite workers, farmers, students, and the poor in fighting the New Order regime.

So, those are the lyrics and chords of the Buruh Tani song along with important things related to the song. Has You ever sung the Buruh Tani song ?