Solidarity (Yale University Local 34)

“Solidarity” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Solidarity” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Yale University Local 34.
Tune: “John Brown’s Body.”


It is we who push the papers, put the paychecks in the mail;
It is we who type the letters, mind the office without fail.
And until we get a contract, it is we who’ll shut down Yale,
For the union makes us strong.

Solidarity forever!
Solidarity forever!
Solidarity forever,
For the union makes us strong!

Your experiments depend on us, we tally up the stats;
We work with agar-agar, pour the chemicals in vats.
But until we get a contract, we won’t feed your stupid rats,
And the union makes us strong.

Solidarity forever!
Solidarity forever!
Solidarity forever,
For the union makes us strong!

It is Bart who hires the lawyers; it is Bart who calls the shots;
He treats his women workers like a bunch of timid tots;
It is Bartlett who has tied the university in knots,
But the union makes us strong.

Solidarity forever!
Solidarity forever!
Solidarity forever,
For the union makes us strong!

We are coming out to picket; we are coming out en masse.
If you can’t see fit to join us, it will only be your loss.
It’s the workers who are standing for Lux et Veritas,
And the union makes us strong.

Solidarity forever!
Solidarity forever!
Solidarity forever,
For the union makes us strong!


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