The Good Old Wobbly Band (A. Layton)

“The Good Old Wobbly Band” Sheet Music (pdf).
“The Good Old Wobbly Band” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: A. Layton.
Tune: “Barney Google.”


Who’re the finest band of folk
The whole world ever knew?
Who’re the finest band of folk
Each one so staunch and true?
Well, it ain’t the loyal Legion,
And it ain’t the K.K.K.
It ain’t the old A.F. of L.,
But believe me when I say:

It’s the good old Wobblies,
The Wob, Wob, Wobbly band.
It’s the good old Wobblies.
Find better if you can.
Who was it got the eight-hour day?
Who was it got us better pay?
The good old Wobblies,
The Wob, Wob, Wobbly band.

Who is it makes the bosses swear
Whene’re they hear their name
Because they know their out to beat
Their dirty, rotten game?
Who is it that is fighting
To set the wage slaves free?
Who is it says the bosses must work
The same as you and me?

It’s the good old Wobblies,
The Wob, Wob, Wobbly band.
It’s the good old Wobblies.
Find better if you can.
Who is it gets thrown in the pokey
For educating the working folky?
The good old Wobblies,
The Wob, Wob, Wobbly band.


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