Along the Industrial Road to Freedom (George G. Allen)

“Along the Industrial Road to Freedom” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Along the Industrial Road to Freedom” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: George G. Allen.
Tune: “Along the Rock Road to Dublin.”


One day, a western passenger train in the northern belt of wheat
In the burning summer heat just stopped in time to meet
A little band of “400” men who were standing by to wait
For a faster train upon the main and surer than a freight.
Oh, scenery, ’Bo! Oh, scenery, ’Bo! Think while I relate!

Along the Industrial Road to Freedom,
They were rolling along, singing a song.
Though they fight the shacks, they need ’em
On the transportation lines.
And when the crew came round to collect,
They never seemed to care
To try to put the dead head off
Who wouldn’t pay his fare.
For a little direct action,
It sure never fails at showing the rails,
The spirit of that solidarity that has for its call,
“An injury to one concerns us all,”
Along the Industrial Road to Freedom.

By and by, a hard-boiled guy who was hungry for a lunch
Confided to the bunch that he’d follow up a hunch.
He led the way to the front of the train, and all sat down in seats
In the dining car where the good things are and ordered all the eats.
Oh, jungle, ’Bo! Oh, jungle, ’Bo! Think of all the sweets.

Along the Industrial Road to Freedom,
They were rolling along, singing a song.
Though they fight the shacks, they need ’em
On the transportation lines.
And when the crew came round to collect,
They never seemed to care
To try to put the dead head off
Who wouldn’t pay his fare.
For a little direct action,
It sure never fails at showing the rails,
The spirit of that solidarity that has for its call,
“An injury to one concerns us all,”
Along the Industrial Road to Freedom.


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