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Anthem: International Ladies Garment Workers' Union


Song: Anthem of the International Ladies Garment Workers' Union
Lyrics: Emily Brown Fine

Music: L. Paperello
Year: pre 1937
Genre:
Country: USA


One battle is won, but the fight’s just begun,
And the union’s flag unfurled;
United, we’re strong; let us march t’ward the dawn
Of a brave, new workers’ world.

Oh, Union of the Garment Workers,
To you we ever will be true;
We’ll build and we’ll fight, and we’ll rise in our might
With the ILGWU!

North, south, east, and west, all the workers oppressed,
Join the union ranks today;
Our banners are bright as they float red and white
Where our union leads the way.
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Oh, Union of the Garment Workers,
To you, we ever will be true;
We’ll build and we’ll fight, and we’ll rise in our might
With the ILGWU!

Notes:

1 - The Ladies' Garment Worker, Volume 3, Issue 1, January 1, 1912, lists an E. Fine as being an organizer of the Newark, New Jersey, Ladies Tailors & Cloakmakers.

2 - History of the ILGWU from the Industrial Labor Relations School of Cornell University.