Give Back My Factory to Me (IWW Lehigh Valley Branch, PA, USA)

“Give Back My Factory to Me” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Give Back My Factory to Me” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: IWW Lehigh Valley Branch, PA, USA.
Tune: “My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean.”


My fact’ry lies over the ocean;
My fact’ry lies over the sea.
My fact’ry lies over the border;
Please give back my fact’ry to me.

Give back, give back, oh give back my fact’ry to me, to me.
Give back, give back, oh give back my fact’ry to me.

My boss didn’t make enough money;
Said his workers got too much pay.
He moved his plant to Guatemala,
Where workers get four bucks a day.

Give back, give back, oh give back my fact’ry to me, to me.
Give back, give back, oh give back my fact’ry to me.

The bosses have snowballed the workers
With bullshit of “Us versus Them.”
“Instead of you fighting us bosses,
Fight fellow workers in Japan.”

Give back, give back, oh give back my fact’ry to me, to me.
Give back, give back, oh give back my fact’ry to me.

If we let the bosses divide us,
We’ll all end up getting the screw.
So, let’s organize One Big Union
With us and the “foreigners,” too.

Give back, give back, oh give back my fact’ry to me, to me.
Give back, give back, oh give back my fact’ry to me.

So, let’s organize all the workers
In one big worldwide union true.
And then we can tell all the bosses
From now on, it’s “Us versus You.”

Give back, give back, oh give back my fact’ry to me, to me.
Give back, give back, oh give back my fact’ry to me.


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