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Rise Up

Music and song words by Karine Polwart

© 2020, Karine Polwart

Below you will find song words, notated music, a piano accompaniment, films and recorded music for the song Rise Up. Watch the short films to guide you through the song, and sing along with the recorded music. Have a go, have fun, and keep singing!

This song is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence. This means that you are welcome to share and adapt the song, as long as you always give appropriate credit (by mentioning the copyright holders listed on this page and Luminate) and you don’t make any money from it.

Song Words

Download the song words for Rise Up. Use them to follow along with the films.

Notated Music

Download the notated music for Rise Up. Use it to follow along with the films.

Download the piano accompaniment to learn and play along with singers.


Watch the films for Rise Up, where musician Stephen Deazley will guide you through the song. You can then join in with the performance, led by the songwriter Karine Polwart!

Learn Rise Up
Rise Up performance

Recorded Music

Listen to or sing along with the recorded music for Rise Up. One version is with singers if you want to sing along with other people. The other version is with the instruments only and can be used as a backing track.

Rise Up with singers

Rise Up with instruments only

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Why not try out the next song from the collection? Click the button below to explore the We Shall Overcome medley.

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