The Old Toiler’s Message (Joe Hill)

“The Old Toiler’s Message” Sheet Music (pdf).
“The Old Toiler’s Message” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Joe Hill.
Tune: “Silver Threads among the Gold.”


“Darling, I am growing old,”
So the toiler told his wife.
“Father Time, the days has tolled
Of my usefulness in life (in life).
Just tonight, my master told me
He can’t use me anymore (no more).
Oh, my darling, do not scold me
When the wolf comes to the door.”

“To the scrap heap, we are going
When we’re overworked and old (so old),
When our weary heads are showing
Silver threads among the gold (among the gold).”

“Darling, I am growing old,”
He once more his wife did tell.
“All my labor pow’r I’ve sold.
I have nothing more to sell (to sell).
Though I’m dying from starvation,
I shall shout with all my might (my might)
To the coming generation.
I shall shout with all my might.”

“To the scrap heap, we are going
When we’re overworked and old (so old),
When our weary heads are showing
Silver threads among the gold (among the gold).”


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