Yield Not to the Boss (Eugene Barnett)

“Yield Not to the Boss”

Lyrics: Eugene Barnett.
Tune: Unknown.


Yield not to the boss, boys, for yielding is a sin;
Each concession that you gain will help another win.
Don’t stand for long hours, low wages and disdain;
Join the One Big Union, true freedom attain.

Be a fearless rebel, class-conscious, bold and true;
Join the One Big Union; you’ll win, boys, if you do.

Don’t wait for your freedom until you are dead;
Join the One Big Union and get a card of red.
United we are standing, boys; divided we will fall,
For workers’ solidarity means freedom for us all.

Be a fearless rebel, class-conscious, bold and true;
Join the One Big Union; you’ll win, boys, if you do.

The master class are pirates, boys, who rob us by the law;
They tell us it’s the proper thing, but that is much too raw.
But let us change the rules, boys, and make them Produce, too,
For with the One Big Union it’s an easy thing to do.

Be a fearless rebel, class-conscious, bold and true;
Join the One Big Union; you’ll win, boys, if you do.


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