Are You a Scabby? (Dave Bostock and Colby Peters)

“Are You a Scabby?” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Are You a Scabby?” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Dave Bostock and Colby Peters.
Tune: “Are You from Dixie?”


Hello there, stranger, how do you do?
I have got something to say to you.
Don’t be surprised I recognized.
I know a scabby by the look in her/his eyes.
Well, we’ve been a-walking this picket line.
We all need a job, but you’re doing mine.
The boss is laughing. Injunction is read.
If there was any justice, you would all be dead!

Are you a scabby? I said a scabby!
Do you lick the bottom of management’s shoes?
Are you a scabby? I said a scabby!
Do you wear knee pads when the boss calls on you?
And will you wash the floor and scrub the toilet with your tongue?
And beg for more when all the dirty work is done?
Are you a scabby? Then, listen, scabby!
’Cause this Union’s gunning for you!

You’ve got the boss, but we’ve got the might.
You’ve got the law, but we’ve got the right.
We were locked out; some were knocked out.
But you blackleg scum, you were only bought out!
Well, go back to work and get down on your knees.
The boss is a-coming, and he’s hard to please.
Fawn and caress him. You bow and you stoop.
You’re enough, by God, to make a maggot puke!

Are you a scabby? I said a scabby!
Do you lick the bottom of management’s shoes?
Are you a scabby? I said a scabby!
Do you wear knee pads when the boss calls on you?
And will you wash the floor and scrub the toilet with your tongue?
And beg for more when all the dirty work is done?
Are you a scabby? Then, listen, scabby!
’Cause this Union’s gunning for you!

Are you a scabby? I said a scabby!
Do you lick the bottom of management’s shoes?
Are you a scabby? I said a scabby!
Do you wear knee pads when the boss calls on you?
And will you wash the floor and scrub the toilet with your tongue?
And beg for more when all the dirty work is done?
Are you a scabby? Then, listen, scabby!
’Cause this Union’s gunning for you!


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