Solidarity Is Easy (Smokey Dymny)

“Solidarity Is Easy”

Lyrics: Smokey Dymny.
Tune: Smokey Dymny.


Sometimes I’m disgusted when there’s no solidarity
In the business trade unions ’cause they often fail to see
That the workers want to fight for a cause that’s real and strong,
But the leaders sell out easy and make a deal that’s wrong.

’Cause solidarity is easy when you know a thing is right.
Solidarity’s when your friends join together for a fight.
Solidarity’s no stranger to union members when
They help a fellow worker who needs a helping hand.

One winter, I saw a picket line in front of a movie house,
Defending a single worker who’d been laid off by a louse,
Who’d renovated the cinema to make it modern; then,
He renovated the contact and fired the union man. But….

Solidarity is easy when you know a thing is right.
Solidarity’s when your friends join together for a fight.
Solidarity’s no stranger to union members when
They help a fellow worker who needs a helping hand.

His friends they stood beside him all through that Christmas time.
They marched and sang in rain and sleet to keep his spirits high.
When a Local supports a worker even though he’s just one man,
Solidarity is on the march and growin’ throughout the land.

’Cause solidarity is easy when you know a thing is right.
Solidarity’s when your friends join together for a fight.
Solidarity’s no stranger to union members when
They help a fellow worker who needs a helping hand.

It was just those six workers who stuck with their union brother.
The union wouldn’t go to bat for just one member.
But after seven solid pickets in front of the movie house,
The union was embarrassed into dealing with the “louse.”

’Cause solidarity is easy when you know a thing is right.
Solidarity’s when your friends join together for a fight.
Solidarity’s no stranger to union members when
They help a fellow worker who needs a helping hand.

Singin’ “Are You a Scabby” made those cold nights some fun.
Singin’ on the picket line got the bosses on the run.
They forced them to the table ’cause the wildcat stuck together.
They learned again the meaning of “Solidarity Forever.”

’Cause solidarity is easy when you know a thing is right.
Solidarity’s when your friends join together for a fight.
Solidarity’s no stranger to union members when
They help a fellow worker who needs a helping hand.


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