Stand for the Blood-Red Banner (Bouck White)

“Stand for the Blood-Red Banner” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Stand for the Blood-Red Banner” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Bouck White.
Tune: “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus.”

Stand for the blood-red banner,
Ye proletary folk.
Stand to the insurrection;
No more we’ll wear the yoke.

Ye that are men be steadfast;
Remember Labor’s woes.
Let courage rise with danger,
And votes to votes oppose.

Stand for the blood-red banner,
Ye soldiers of the right.
Be loyal to the Captain;
Fear not the hosts of night.

Votes are a thing most mighty;
O, let our mandate speed
Till every slum’s abolished
And working men are freed.

Stand for the blood-red banner;
Be eager for the fray.
Forth, Toilers in class conflict
On each Election Day!

Children no more shall labor
In workshops dark and vile;
Nor women be dishonored
To add to mammon’s pile.

Stand for the blood-red banner;
The strife will not be long.
This day the clash of battle;
The next, the victors’ song.

Our ranks are quickly growing;
The masses shall be free.
And earth regenerated
Shall chant the victory.

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