Tear Down the Bars (Vera Moller)

“Tear Down the Bars”

Lyrics: Vera Moller.
Tune: Unknown.


Take up the slogan, send it far,
Oh fellow workers all,
When first we strike, and to the earth
The idle tools shall fall;
“Bring forth the prisoners to the light,
The sunshine and the stars,
The men whose crime was but to think;
Tear down, tear down the bars.”

This is the solemn pledge we made,
The pledge we vow to keep,
Before we ask for shorter hours
And softer beds to sleep.
Take up the slogan, send it far,
And send it to the stars,
“Bring forth the martyrs for the cause,
Tear down, tear down the bars!”


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