We’re Gonna Get a Union at Avondale (Julie McCall)

“We’re Gonna Get a Union at Avondale” Sheet Music (pdf).
“We’re Gonna Get a Union at Avondale” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Julie McCall.
Tune: “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho.”


We’re gonna get a union at Avondale,
Avondale, Avondale;
We’re gonna get a union at Avondale.
It’s our right to organize!

Five years ago, we organized
And voted, “Union yes!”
But shameless union-busting
Is what Avondale does best.

“Profits before safety”—
That’s Avondale’s creed.
Your life’s not worth a nickel
When you’re ruled by corporate greed.

We’re gonna get a union at Avondale,
Avondale, Avondale,
We’re gonna get a union at Avondale,
It’s our right to organize!

They’re bankrolled by the Navy,
And we have had our fill
Of seeing our tax dollars
Go to pay lawbreakers’ bills.

So, brothers, sisters, join us!
Support the workers’ cause.
It’s time the U.S. Navy
Showed respect for labor laws.

We’re gonna get a union at Avondale,
Avondale, Avondale,
We’re gonna get a union at Avondale,
It’s our right to organize!

We’re gonna get a union at Avondale,
Avondale, Avondale,
We’re gonna get a union at Avondale,
It’s our right to organize!


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