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Thomas Phillips Thompson

"Stand for the Right" (karaoke)

"Stand for the Right" (sheet music)


Hope for the future, toiler; help is at hand;

Hear ye the battle-cry that rings through the land!

Dark was your pathway, toiler, through the weary night;

Put your trust in union and stand for the right!

 

Stand for the right, toiler, stand for the right;

Out of the gloomy midnight into the light!

Each for the other striving, giant wrongs to fight;

Throw away your selfish aims and stand for the right!

 

See how the vile oppressor thrives by your pain;

Singly your liberties you strive for in vain;

Would ye regain your birthright? firmly unite;

Battle with monopoly and stand for the right!

 

Stand for the right, toiler, stand for the right;

Out of the gloomy midnight into the light!

Each for the other striving, giant wrongs to fight;

Throw away your selfish aims and stand for the right!

 

Think of your brothers, toiler, downcast and poor;

Help them to war against the ills they endure;

Joined in a common cause there's none can scorn your might;

Rally at the ballot-box and stand for the right!

 

Stand for the right, toiler, stand for the right;

Out of the gloomy midnight into the light!

Each for the other striving, giant wrongs to fight;

Throw away your selfish aims and stand for the right!

 

Wrongs done to humblest worker, robbed and oppressed,

Surely will soon or late recoil on the rest;

Union's your only safeguard; join to spread the light;

Band in one brotherhood and stand for the right!

 

Stand for the right, toiler, stand for the right;

Out of the gloomy midnight into the light!

Each for the other striving, giant wrongs to fight;

Throw away your selfish aims and stand for the right!


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