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Bouck White

"Long Hours" (karaoke)

"Long Hours" (sheet music)


They ask why we rise in rebellion;

Why workers no longer are mute;

Why people, from scholar to scullion,

Are rising 'gainst mammon the brute?

 

Long hours, wrong hours,

Trudge we the treadmill for pay, small pay.

Long hours, wrong hours,

Shut in the deadmill all day.

 

We grow up without education;

Our children are puny and weak.

No chance for artistic creation;

No beauty in life can we seek.

 

Long hours, wrong hours,

Trudge we the treadmill for pay, small pay.

Long hours, wrong hours,

Shut in the deadmill all day.

 

Our owners are highly contented;

Large profits they grandly divide.

Industry is surely demented,

When workers in mis'ry abide.

 

Long hours, wrong hours,

Trudge we the treadmill for pay, small pay.

Long hours, wrong hours,

Shut in the deadmill all day.

 

The zest out of life is departing,

No joy in machines do we see:

To dividend seekers imparting,

Ourselves and our posterity.

 

Long hours, wrong hours,

Trudge we the treadmill for pay, small pay.

Long hours, wrong hours,

Shut in the deadmill all day.

 

High manhood resists imposition,

Our God never meant us for slaves.

With votes, we will mend our condition;

'Tis self-respect only that saves.

 

Long hours, wrong hours,

Trudge we the treadmill for pay, small pay.

Long hours, wrong hours,

Shut in the deadmill all day.


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