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The Almanac Singers

"Get Thee Behind Me, Satan" (karaoke)

"Get Thee Behind Me, Satan" (sheet music)


The boss comes up to me with a five dollar bill,

Says, "Get you some whisky, boy, and drink your fill."

Get thee behind me, Satan, travel on down the line.

I am a union man, gonna leave you behind.

 

A red-headed woman took me out to dine,

Says, "Love me, baby, leave your union behind."

Get thee behind me, Satan, travel on down the line.

I am a union man, gonna leave you behind.

 

On the Fourth of July, the politicians say:

"Vote for us and we will raise your pay."

Get thee behind me, Satan, travel on down the line.

I am a union man, gonna leave you behind.

 

Oh, then the comp'ny union sent out a call,

Said, "Join us in the summer; we'll forget you in the fall."

Get thee behind me, Satan, travel on down the line.

I am a union man, gonna leave you behind.

 

If anyone should ask you your union to sell,

Just tell him where to go: send him back to hell.

Get thee behind me, Satan, travel on down the line.

I am a union man, gonna leave you behind.


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