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We Shall Overcome medley

A medley of four songs about hope and resilience from the American Tradition, adapted and arranged by Stephen Deazley and Penny Stone

© 2020, Stephen Deazley and Penny Stone

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

These songs are 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 the We Shall Overcome medley. Use them to follow along with the films.

Notated Music

Download the notated music for the We Shall Overcome medley. Use it to follow along with the films.

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


Watch the films for the We Shall Overcome medley, where songleader Penny Stone will guide you through each of the songs. You can then join in with the performance!

Learn We Shall Overcome medley
We Shall Overcome medley performance

Recorded Music

Listen to or sing along with the recorded music for the We Shall Overcome medley. 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.

We Shall Overcome medley – with singers

We Shall Overcome medley – with instruments only

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