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Harold Rome

"Back to Work" (karaoke)

"Back to Work" (sheet music)


Hey, here comes Joe now, running down the street. (Hey, Joe!)

He must have news: the way he moves his feet. (Hey, Joe!)

He's coming from the meeting with the boss. (Hey, Joe!)

I hope they didn't throw him for a loss. (Hey, Joe!)

He must have news about the strike. I wonder what it’s like.

Hey, Joe! Hey, Joe! Hey, Joe! Don't be so slow!

Tell us, Joe. Spill it, Joe. Joe, whaddaya know?

 

Ain't had such good news since Lord knows when

For the strike is over boys: Back to work again.

The fighting's through now. There's no more fuss

For the strike is over, boys: Back to work for us.

We gave a little, And we took a little.

It was quite a fight, but things came out all right!

Call in the pickets. Let them all know

That the striking all is done. Tell them that the day is won.

Back to work we go!

 

Lets tell the good news to all the men.

Boys, the strike is over now: Back to work again.

Bring in the whole gang from the third floor.

Tell them that the strike is won: Back to work once more.

We gave a little, And we took a little.

It was quite a fight, but things came out all right!

Here come the pickets. They're in a glow

For the strike is done and won. Now, it's time to have some fun.

Back to work we go!

 

Say, baby's gonna get a pair of shoes. (Yes, sir!)

Now, maybe you'll pay up on your back dues. (You bet!)

Just wait 'til I tell Mary we can eat. (Oh, boy!)

Tomorrow night for dinner, we'll have meat. (Oh, boy!)

Now, we can keep the tenement. We'll pay off last year's rent.

Good news, good news, It's what we're waiting for.

Hip hooray! What a day! We work-a once more!

 

No signs to carry. No to and fro

For the strike is over now. Back to work we go.

We'll get our paychecks Friday at 10:00

For the strike is over now. Back to work again.

We had to do it: didn't want to do it.

But sometimes you fight for what is right is right.

Now, it's all fixed up. We'll have a blow.

For the striking, all is done. We made terms: the fight is won.

Back to work we go!


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