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Wingy Thomas

"Let's Line Up Bill" (karaoke)

"Let's Line Up Bill" (sheet music)


It's a long way to good conditions

While Scissor Bill hangs around

For he's solid out at Roach's,

Strong on Hump's and Shippey's ground.

The only place he's absent

Is at Mills' six-bits camp:

There, they've all joined the Wobblies,

So Bill had to decamp!

 

To hell with these old blankets

On which cooties swarm at will!

We can end these fierce conditions

With the help of Scissor Bill.

When Bill joins One Big Union,

On clean beds we will flop:

Not in portable doghouses

With rain pourin' in at top.

 

It's a long way to good conditions

While Scissor Bill hangs around

For he's solid out at Roach's,

Strong on Hump's and Shippey's ground.

Let us organize, educate him

At Mills' six-bits camp.

If we can but emancipate him,

Then Bill will encamp!

 

The crumbs are running races;

The garbage makes us sigh.

If Bill would line up with us,

Away these things 'u'd fly!

In place of belly and cabbage

And all that kind of junk,

We'd have a cook and cookee

Whose chuck would never punk.

 

It's a long way to good conditions

While Scissor Bill hangs around

For he's solid out at Roach's,

Strong on Hump's and Shippey's ground.

Let us organize, educate him

At Mills' six-bits camp.

If we can but emancipate him,

Then Bill will encamp!

 

Now, to better our conditions,

We must take old Scissor Bill

And teach him organization:

His wood block we must drill!

He's had enough "democracy";

He's longing for a change.

With Bill wised up, we'll drive the

Gyppo loggers from the range.

 

It's a long way to good conditions

While Scissor Bill hangs around

For he's solid out at Roach's,

Strong on Hump's and Shippey's ground.

Let us organize, educate him

At Mills' six-bits camp.

If we can but emancipate him,

Then Bill will encamp!


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