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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Gospel song "We Are Soldiers" and Sorority song "We Are Sorors"

Edited by Azizi Powell

[Update: August 21, 2016]

This post showcase one sound file and two videos of the Gospel song "We Are Soldiers" (in the army). The lyrics to that Gospel song are also included in this post.

This post also showcases a video of an lyrics for "We Are Sorors". This adaptation of "We Are Soldiers" is sung by members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, the first historically Black Greek lettered sorority.

The content of this post is presented for historical, religious, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to the composer/s of this early Gospel song and the composer/s of the adapted sorority song. Thanks to all those who are featured in these videos and thanks to the publishers of these YouTube videos.

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EXAMPLES OF "WE ARE SOLDIERS"

Example #1: The Caravans - We Are Soldiers



OlSkoolSaint, Uploaded on Jun 22, 2008

Another recording with Imogene Green on lead

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Example #2: "Soldiers In The Army" - Rev. James Cleveland



malacomg, Uploaded on Dec 20, 2010

Rev. James Cleveland - "Soldiers In The Army" available at www.malaco.com ...
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The soloist is Inez Andrews, one of the members of the renown Gospel group "The Caravans".

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Example #3: We Are Soldiers In The Army



antiochvarina,Uploaded on Nov 16, 2009

Men"s Day Celebration/Men's Mass Choir
Mr.Golden Skipper and Mr.Johnnie Payne
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Here's a comment from this video's viewer comment thread:
MultiTrackstar123, 2011
"this reminds me when i was little they had the hardwood floor and for the bass of the beat the[y] stomped on the hardwood floor wearing all white and the women wearing nurse caps

LYRICS: WE ARE SOLDIERS!
(composer ?)*

We are Soldiers,
In the army,
We have to fight,
Although we have to cry
We have to hold up the bloodstained banner
We have to hold it up
Until we Die!

My mother was a Soldier
Oh yes!
She had her hand on the Gospel Plow
Oh yes!
But one day she got old,
She couldn’t fight anymore,
She said I’ll stand here, and fight anyhow.

Woe oe oe oe!

We are Soldiers,
In the army,
We have to fight,
Although we have to cry
We have to hold up the bloodstained banner
We have to hold it up
Until we Die!

My Father was a Soldier,
Oh yes!
He had his hands on the Gospel Plow
But one day he got old,
He couldn’t fight anymore,
He said, I’ll stand here and fight anyhow.

O O – O – O

We are Soldiers,
In the army,
We have to fight,
Although we have to cry
We have to hold up the bloodstained banner
We have to hold it up
Until we Die!

I'’m so glad that I’m a Soldier
Oh yes!
I’ve got my hand on the Gospel Plow,
Oh yes!
One day I’ll get old,
And can’t fight anymore,
And I’ll stand here and fight anyhow.

Oo- O - O!

We are Soldiers,
In the army,
We have to fight,
Although we have to cry
We have to hold up the bloodstained banner
We have to hold it up
Until we Die!

From http://requestlyrics.com/read.php?1,675372; posted by Alarcaddemca,– Sunday, October 14, 2007

*If you know the name of this song's composer and the date it was composed, please share that information. Thanks!

EDITORIAL COMMENT
It's interesting to notice that even when the lyrics are basically the same, the way the song is sung can be different. This is one of the beautiful things about Black Gospel music.

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VIDEOS AND LYRICS TO "WE ARE SORORS"
Example #1: AKA, Alpha chapter probate 2010 at Howard University part 1



Izunna Enyinnah, Uploaded on Apr 13, 2010

Alpha Kappa Alpha coming out show for 2010 spring at Howard University.
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"We Are Sorors" is sung around .037-2:47 in this video.

LYRICS:
We are sorors and we're striving.
We have to work, sometimes we have to cry.
(We have to cry.)
We have to hold on to Alpha Kappa Alpha.
And we'll keep holdin on until we die.

[repeat]

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Example #2: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Chapter, Howard University Sp. 16: A.L.L.U.R.E.



Kevin Wilson, Published on Apr 10, 2016

The 2016 Plot Day presented by The ALPHA Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. at Howard University.
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"We Are Sorors" is sung around 1:46 to 2:09 in this video.

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