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Roll Out the Pickets, song lyrics

Song: Roll Out the Pickets
Lyrics: Jack Latham(1)

Music: to the tune of the polka, "Roll Out the Barrel"
Year: 1939(1)
Genre: Folk
Country: USA


Roll out the pickets
We'll have a barrel of fun
Roll out the pickets
Keep up the fight till we've won.
Associated Farmers
Will very soon see the light.
Come and roll out the barrel
For we're on strike tonight.

Roll out the pickets
Call all the pickers in
We're not down-hearted
'Cause we are going to win
Nothing can stop us
We won't hear of defeat.
We'll show the big growers
That we can't be beat.
This song was originally posted on protestsonglyrics.net
Roll out the pickets
We'll have a barrel of fun
Roll out the pickets
We'll have the finks on the run
Nothing can stop us
We won't hear of defeat.
We'll show the big growers
That we can't be beat.


Notes:

1 - According to Ruby Rains this song was composed during the Madera Cotton Strike of 1939, in Arvin, California. She said it was composed by Jack Latham. Here is information on Farm Labor in the 1930s from the University of California, Davis.

2 - Performed by Bert and Ruby Rains.