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The Women are Coming, song lyrics

Song: The Women are Coming
Lyrics: Charlotte Perkins Gilman(1)(2)

Music: to the tune of "The Campbells are Coming!"
Year: 1913(3)
Genre:
Country: USA


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The women are coming to vote! to vote!
The women are coming to vote! to vote!
The women are coming, to set the world humming,
The women are coming to vote! to vote!

In all the papers they say, they say, -
In all the papers they say, they say, -
I wanted to know what worried them so
And heard all the newspapers say:
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The great Aunt Susan(4) she went before,
And now we are following, more and more,
To help in the work and make it like home,
The women are coming, they come! they come!

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A million women are standing true,
The banners of their faith unfurled;
To show what mother power can do,
To save the child and serve the world!

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Notes:

1 - Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860 - 1935) a biography by Mary Beekman, from Webster University.

2 - More information on Charlotte Perkins Gilman from the introduction of The Forerunner, reprinted in 1968.

3 - Published in The Forerunner, Volume IV, No. 5, May 1913.

4 - Presumably Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906) biography.