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We Will Sing One Song, song lyrics

Song: We Will Sing One Song
Lyrics: Joe Hill(1)

Music: to the tune of "My Old Kentucky Home"
Year: c.1913
Genre:
Country: USA


We will sing one song of the meek and the humble slave,
The horny-handed son of the soil;
He's toiling hard from the cradle to the grave,
But this master reaps the profits of his toil.

Then we'll sing one song of the poor and ragged tramp,
He carries his home on his back;
Too old to work, he's not wanted round the camp,
So he wanders without aim along the track.
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Organize, O toilers, come organize your might;
Then we'll sing one song of the workers' commonwealth
Full of beauty, full of love and health.

We will sing one song of the children in the mills,
They're taken from playground and schools,
In tender years made to go the pace that kills,
In the sweatshops mid the looms and spools.

Then we'll sing one song of the one big union grand,
The hope of the toiler and the slave;
It's coming fast; it is sweeping sea and land,
to the terror of the grafter and the knave.
This song was originally posted on protestsonglyrics.net
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Notes:

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

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