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Joe Hill

"There Is Power in a Band of Working Folk" (karaoke)

"There Is Power in a Band of Working Folk" (sheet music)

Would you have freedom from wage slavery,

Then join in the Grand Industrial Band!
Would you from mis'ry and hunger be free,

Then come, do your share, lend a hand!

There is pow'r, there is pow'r in a band of working folk

When they stand hand in hand.
That's a pow'r, that's a pow'r that must rule in every land:

One Industrial Union Grand!

Would you have mansions of gold in the sky

And live in a shack way in the back?
Would you have wings up in heaven to fly

And starve here with rags on your back?

There is pow'r, there is pow'r in a band of working folk

When they stand hand in hand.
That's a pow'r, that's a pow'r that must rule in every land:

One Industrial Union Grand!

If you've had 'nough of the "Blood of the Lamb,"

Then join in the Grand Industrial Band!
If, for a change, you would have eggs and ham,

Then come do your share, lend a hand!

There is pow'r, there is pow'r in a band of working folk

When they stand hand in hand.
That's a pow'r, that's a pow'r that must rule in every land:

One Industrial Union Grand!

If you like sluggers to beat off your head,

Then don't organize: all unions despise!
If you want nothing before you are dead,

Shake hands with your boss and look wise!

There is pow'r, there is pow'r in a band of working folk

When they stand hand in hand.
That's a pow'r, that's a pow'r that must rule in every land:

One Industrial Union Grand!

Come all ye workers from every land,

Come join in the Grand Industrial Band!
Then, we our share of this earth shall demand.

Come on, do your share, join the band!

There is pow'r, there is pow'r in a band of working folk

When they stand hand in hand.
That's a pow'r, that's a pow'r that must rule in every land:

One Industrial Union Grand!

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