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Christmas Eve on the East Side, song lyrics

Song: Christmas Eve on the East Side
Lyrics: Aunt Molly Jackson (2)

Music: Aunt Molly Jackson
Year: 1936
Genre: Folk
Country: USA


My heart it is breaking, It's Christmas eve night,
I'm in the slums on the East Side without any light.
I've no gas or electric to make myself a cup of tea.
Oh tell me, fellow workers, how can this be?

Tell me, fellow workers, how can this be?
A home of the brave and the land of the free.
Starvation and mistery is all that is free
For poor hard-working masses like you and like me.

While the poor hard-working masses lives in rat-infested slums
Those rich and mighty grafters they all have nice homes.
Yes, the rich and mighty grafters, they all have nice homes,
While hard-working masses live in old rat-infested slums.

The rich they have robbed us of our food and our homes.
Now they all live in luxury while we breathe on their crumbs.
Yes, the rich, they have robbed us of our food and our homes;
Now they all live in luxury while we breathe on their crumbs.
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So come along, fellow workers, and let us unite
And take all that belongs to the laborers from those rich parasites.
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United we stand and divided we fall.
Come and join the Workers Alliance while I'm making this call.

Come and join the Workers Alliance while I'm making this call. United we stand and divided we fall.


Notes:

1 - Transcribed from the Library of Congress rescordings, in March 2012.

2 - Aunt Molly Jackson in Wikipedia