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Woody Guthrie

"Union Maid" (karaoke)

"Union Maid" (sheet music)


There once was a union maid.
She never was afraid
Of goons and ginks and company finks
And the deputy sheriffs that maid the raid.
She went to the union hall
When a meeting it was called.
And when the company boys came 'round,
She always stood her ground.

No, you can't scare me!
I'm sticking to the union!
I'm sticking to the union!
I'm sticking to the union!
Oh, you can't scare me!
I'm sticking to the union!
I'm sticking to the union
Till the day I die.

This union maid was wise
To the tricks of company spies.
She couldn't be fooled by company stools.
She'd always organize the guys.
She'd always get her way
When she struck for higher pay.
She'd show her card to the National Guard,
And this is what she'd say:

No, you can't scare me!
I'm sticking to the union!
I'm sticking to the union!
I'm sticking to the union!
Oh, you can't scare me!
I'm sticking to the union!
I'm sticking to the union
Till the day I die.

You girls who want to be free
Just take a tip from me.
Get you a man who's a union man
And join the Ladies' Auxiliary.
Married life ain't hard
When you've got a union card.
A union man has a happy life
Wen he's got a union wife.

No, you can't scare me!
I'm sticking to the union!
I'm sticking to the union!
I'm sticking to the union!
Oh, you can't scare me!
I'm sticking to the union!
I'm sticking to the union
Till the day I die.

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