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Our Fight Is Yours, song lyrics

Song: Our Fight Is Yours
Lyrics: Tom Glazer(1)

Music: Tom Glazer(1)
Year: 1946
Genre: Folk Music
Country: USA


If you're a businessman listen to me,
If we don't make decent pay where will you be?
You'll be behind the eight ball, no customers
So back the I.T.U.(2), friends, our fight is yours.

(CHORUS:)
Our fight is yours, friends, our fight is yours,
Don't take that Kearney blarney,
Don't take that Kearney blarney.
Our fight is yours, friends, our fight is yours.
We're out on strike for what is right
And our fight is yours.

If you're a workin' man listen to me,
The Kearneys run a rat shop, mean as can be.
They don't play decent, they don't play fair.
So back the I.T.U., friends, our fight is yours.
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(CHORUS)

If you're a housewife listen to me,
We're fightin' for a happy life for our family.
When we ask for a better break the Kearneys slam the doors.
So back the I.T.U., friends, our fight is yours.
This song was originally posted on protestsonglyrics.net
(CHORUS)

Businessmen and workin' men, housewives and all,
Them union-bustin' Kearneys are bad for us all.
Them labor-bustin' Kearneys don't know the score,
So back the I.T.U., friends, our fight is yours.

(CHORUS)


Notes:

1 - Tom Glazer biography from Wikipedia.

2 - This could be either the "Independent Textile Union" or the "Industrial Trade Union" that also had garment trade workers.