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There is Power in a Union, song lyrics

Song: There is Power in a Union
Lyrics: Joe Hill(1)

Music: to the tune of "There is Power in the Blood"
Year: c.1913
Genre:
Country: USA


Would you have freedom from wage slavery,
Then join in the grand Industrial band;
Would you from mis'ry and hunger be free,
Then come! Do your share, like a man.

(CHORUS:)
There is pow'r, there is pow'r
In a band of workingmen,
When they stand hand in hand,
That's a pow'r, that's a pow'r
That must rule in every land.
One Industrial Union Grand.

Would you have mansions of gold in the sky,
And live in a shack, way in the back?
Would you have wings up in heaven to fly,
And starve here with rags on your back?
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(CHORUS)

If you've had "nuff" of "the blood of the lamb"
Then join in the grand Industrial band;
If, for a change, you would have eggs and ham,
Then come, do your share, like a man.

(CHORUS)

If you like sluggers to beat off your head,
Then don't organize, all unions despise,
if you want nothing before you are dead,
Shake hands with your boss and look wise.
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(CHORUS)

Come, all ye workers, from every land,
Come, join in the grand Industrial band,
Then we our share of this earth shall demand.
Come on! Do your share, like a man.

(CHORUS)


Notes:

1 - More information on the life and death of Joe Hill in Wikipedia.

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