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Covington Hall

"Might Is Right" (karaoke)

"Might Is Right" (sheet music)


Might was Right when Christ was hanged beside the Jordan's foam;
Might was Right when Gracchus bled upon the stones of Rome;
And Might was Right when Danton fell, when Emmet passed away:
"'Tis the logic of the Ancient World and the Gospel of today.'"

Might was Right when Spartacus went down in seas of blood,
And when the Commune perished in the selfsame crimson flood;
And Might was Right at Cripple Creek and at the Homestead fray:
"'Tis the logic of the Ancient World and the Gospel of today."

Might was Right when Parsons died, when Ferrer followed him,
When Cole's young life was beaten out in Spokane's dungeon grim;
And Might was Right when Pettibone went stagg'ring down death's way:
"'Tis the logic of the Ancient World and the Gospel of today."

Might was Right when Morgan built a hell 'round every hearth;
Might was Right when Kirby starved his peons off the earth;
And Might was Right when Dietz became Wolfe Weyerhaeuser's prey:
"'Tis the logic of the Ancient World and the Gospel of today."

Might is Right when children die by thousands in the mills,
When jeweled hands reach down and take the gold their blood distills;
And Might is Right when workers give all their days up for pay:
"'Tis the logic of the Ancient World and the Gospel of today."

Might was, it is, it e're will be the One and Only Right;
And so, O, Hosts of Toil, awake! O, Working Folk, unite!
Unite, unite for Might is Right! 'Tis freedom's only way:
"'Tis the logic of the Ancient World and the Gospel of today."

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