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Richard Brazier

"Come, Join the One Big Union, Do" (karaoke)

"Come, Join the One Big Union, Do" (sheet music)


Down in Lawrence, Massachusetts, where we held the Woolen Trust at bay
And won a shorter day and a big increase in pay;
Where the workers showed the shirkers just what organized labor could do
In Little Falls, too, they won the day.

Workers, oh, workers, let's show this gang of shirkers
What we can do with One Union true;
For you, our Union is fighting; for you, your wrongs we're righting;
Come, join the One Big Union, do.

Down in Louisiana, where the fighting lumber jacks do dwell,
Their labor power sell in Kirby's peon hell,
Where the masters met disaster, when they faced these working folk who knew
That One Big Union true could win the fray.

Workers, oh, workers, let's show this gang of shirkers
What we can do with One Union true;
For you, our Union is fighting; for you, your wrongs we're righting;
Come, join the One Big Union, do.

The women in the sweatshops, and the children working in the mills,
The stockyard man who kills, the miner in the hills
Must stick together in all weather in One Big Union Grand they must fight;
Against the masters' might, they must unite.

Workers, oh, workers, let's show this gang of shirkers
What we can do with One Union true;
For you, our Union is fighting; for you, your wrongs we're righting;
Come, join the One Big Union, do.

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