This site mostly provides links to my music transcriptions, arrangements, and practice tracks, with an emphasis on harmonized songs from the union movement, and songs about social justice.  See the About page for more information.  Leave a comment if there is something you would like to see added. If you can’t find something you think might be here, click on the search icon in the menu above.  Many of these songs  on this site were arranged for the Illawarra Union Singers. and fit into the realms of folk and protest songs.

The arrangements, in part, reflect the capabilities and ranges of the voices available in this small group of singers at various times over the last 12 years, and I’m sure my growing ability as an arranger. -I’d like to think I do this stuff just a little better now than when I started.

Doug McPherson

16 Tons
1872 (The MUA Song)
Alternate National Anthem
Alternate National Anthem: Simplified
The Appin Tragedy
Ballad of 1891
Bandiera Rossa

Banks of Marble
Bella Ciao
Blackleg Miner
The Blantyre Explosion
Bolujem Ja/My Love is True
Dark As A Dungeon
The Hammer Song, (If I Had a Hammer)
I Come and Stand at Every Door
In My Shoes
The Internationale
It’s Time
Joe Hill
Join Your Union
Join Your Union Simplified
A Lament for Liberal Party Leadership
Lament for Manus Island
Lament for Manus Island: Choral Arrangement
Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream
Love and Justice
Let’s Pretend
Mnogaja Ljete
Nonsense Song
Ode To Joy
One World One Chance
Peace Hope & Love
Power In A Union
The Price of The Coal: Climate Change
Put  it on the Ground
Share Our Country
Time Is A Tempest
Tolpuddle Man
Walk On
We Are Building A Strong Union
We’ll Stand Together
We Shall Not Give Up The Fight
We Shall Overcome
Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
Which Side Are You On?
Windy Gully


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