A Junior Wobbly Song / Rock-a-Bye Baby (Anonymous)

“A Junior Wobbly Song” / “Rock-a-Bye Baby” Sheet Music (pdf).
“A Junior Wobbly Song” / “Rock-a-Bye Baby” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Anonymous.
Tune: “Rock-a-Bye Baby.”


Hush-a-bye, baby, in the treetop.
When you grow up, you will work in the shop.
When you get married, your spouse will work, too,
So that the rich will have nothing to do.

Hush-a-bye, baby, in the treetop.
When you grow old, your wages will stop.
When you have spent all the money you’ve saved,
It’s off to the poorhouse and then to the grave.

If you want to ride instead of walk a dusty road,
If you want your folks to receive all that they’re owed,
If you want to go to school instead of to a work crew,
Then tell your folks to join the I. Double Double-U.

If you want clean clothes and a hot meal each day,
If you want a good home and a nice place to play,
If you want a good life from the work that you do,
Then you join the junior union, too.


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