The Kitten in the Wheat (Anonymous)

“The Kitten in the Wheat” Sheet Music (pdf).
“The Kitten in the Wheat” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Anonymous.
Tune: “The Girl I Left Behind Me.”


A sab-cat and a Wobbly band,
A rebel song or two,
And then we’ll show the Parasites
Just what the cat can do.

And have you fix the where and when
That we must slave and die?
Here’s fifty thousand harvest men
Shall know the reason why!

The sab-cat purred and twitched her tail,
As happy as could be;
They’d better not throw Wobs in jail
And leave the kitten free.

From early spring till late in fall,
We toil that men may eat,
And “all for one and one for all”
Sing Wobblies in the wheat.

The sab-cat purred and twitched her tail
And winked the other way;
Our boys will never rot in jail
Or else the Plutes will pay.

You shall not keep them in the pen
Or send them forth to die,
Or fifty thousand union men
Shall know the reason why!


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