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We Need Housing, song lyrics

Song: We Need Housing
Lyrics: Frances Goldin

Music: to the tune of "Alouette"
Year: 1968
Genre: French Folk tune
Country: USA


(CHORUS:)
Public housing, we need public housing,
Public housing, That's what we need.

We need housing at low rents,
We need housing at low rents,
At low rent, at low rents,
Oh...
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(CHORUS)

We need housing with no leaks,
We need housing with no leaks,
With no leaks, with no leaks,
At low rent, at low rents, Oh...

(CHORUS)

We need housing we control,
We need housing we control,
We control, we control,
With no leaks, with no leaks,
At low rent, at low rents,
Oh...
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(CHORUS)

We need housing integrated,
We need housing integrated,
Integrated, integrated,
We control, we control,
With no leaks, with no leaks,
At low rent, at low rents,
Oh...

(CHORUS)

We need housing family size,
We need housing family size,
Family size, family size,
Integrated, integrated,
We control, we control,
With no leaks, with no leaks,
At low rent, at low rents,
Oh...

(CHORUS)

We need housing with hot water,
We need housing with hot water,
With hot water, with hot water,
Family size, family size,
Integrated, integrated,
We control, we control,
With no leaks, with no leaks,
At low rent, at low rents,
Oh...

(CHORUS)

We need housing without rats,
We need housing without rats,
Without rats, without rats,
With hot water, with hot water,
Family size, family size,
Integrated, integrated,
We control, we control,
With no leaks, with no leaks,
At low rent, at low rents,
Oh...

(CHORUS)

We need housing with no cracks,
We need housing with no cracks,
With no cracks, with no cracks,
Without rats, without rats,
With hot water, with hot water,
Family size, family size,
Integrated, integrated,
We control, we control,
With no leaks, with no leaks,
At low rent, at low rents,
Oh...

(CHORUS)

We need housing that is painted,
We need housing that is painted,
That is painted, that is painted,
With no cracks, with no cracks,
Without rats, without rats,
With hot water, with hot water,
Family size, family size,
Integrated, integrated,
We control, we control,
With no leaks, with no leaks,
At low rent, at low rents,
Oh...

(CHORUS)


Notes:

1 - Posted with permission of the Frances Goldin Literary Agency.

2 - Sung at the Metropolitan Council on Housing march to Gracie Mansion in September 1968.

3 - Frances Goldin, article from 2014.