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Hunger Blues Song, song lyrics

Song: Hunger Blues Song
Lyrics: unknown

Music: to the tune of "Hand Me Down My Walkin' Cane"
Year: c. 1910 - 1930
Genre:
Country: USA


O write me out a union card.
O write me out a union card.
O write me out a union card.
We'll organize and all fight hard,
Trying to chase those hunger blues away.

Come with me on the picket line.
Come with me on the picket line.
Come with me on the picket line.
We'll stay there till the bosses sign,
Trying to chase those hunger blues away.

In seventeen we fought "the huns".
In seventeen we fought "the huns".
In seventeen we fought "the huns".
We've better use now for our guns.
Trying to chase those hunger blues away.
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In bosses' war we all did get.
In bosses' war we all did get.
In bosses' war we all did get.
Our belly-full of bayonet.
Trying to chase those hunger blues away.

We'll fight again in no man's war.
We'll fight again in no man's war.
We'll fight again in no man's war.
We're going to know what we're fighting for.
Trying to chase those hunger blues away.

Here's our answer to the boss.
Here's our answer to the boss.
Here's our answer to the boss.
Beat it, do?, you ain't no loss.
We're trying to chase those hunger blues away.
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We'll take over the machines.
We'll take over the machines.
We'll take over the machines.
Then you'll know what freedom means.
For we will chase those hunger blues away.


Notes:

1 - Everybody Sing, published by the National Council of the Eureka Youth League, 104 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne, Australia, p.14.