In Memory (James Ferriter)

“In Memory” Sheet Music (pdf).
“In Memory” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: James Ferriter.
Tune: “The Memory of the Dead.”


The long, long wished for hour has come,
But come, I hope, not in vain,
When working folk in One Union Grand
Will Liberty proclaim;
We’ve fought on many a battle field,
Our Cause to maintain,
And here today, we stand as one:
True Wobblies once again.
We’ve fought on many a battle field,
Our Cause to maintain,
And here today, we stand as one:
True Wobblies once again.

It was in the year of ’Seventeen,
On August, the first day,
The tyrant dogs of the master class
Our hero bold did slay;
We do not fear their lynching threats,
Their gunmen nor their jails;
And here today, we stand as one:
Our Union never fails.
We do not fear their lynching threats,
Their gunmen nor their jails;
And here today, we stand as one:
Our Union never fails.

Oh, cruel was this, his martyrdom,
Suffered by our patriot bold,
When dragged upon the rough paved streets,
All for the greed of gold;
Sure, Christ himself, when on this earth,
Suffered on the Cross;
Frank Little faced his Calvary:
His life for freedom gave.
Sure, Christ himself, when on this earth,
Suffered on the Cross;
Frank Little faced his Calvary:
His life for freedom gave.

Here’s to your Memory, Frank Little,
Though dead and in your grave;
For the workers’ Cause you fought so hard
And your precious life you gave;
But though you’ve gone, you’re not forgot:
Your work lives just the same;
For since you left, we’ve organized
In honor of your name!
But though you’ve gone, you’re not forgot:
Your work lives just the same;
For since you left, we’ve organized
In honor of your name.


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