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An Anonymous Worker

"We Are the Only Union" (karaoke)

"We Are the Only Union" (sheet music)


We will take them from the city and the plough,
From the factory or mine, steamship or scow;
We'll organize them in one union grand.
Our mission is to free the working slave,
Who toils away to an early grave.
From a life of want and woe,
Liberty we'll show,
If they'll join the Industrial Workers of the World.

If they will join the Industrial Workers and get in and do their share
In the battle we are waging for the workers everywhere;
If they'll organize industrially into one big union grand,
The workers will be victors and the rulers of this land.

We aim to make the masters bend the knee
To a working class that's organized and free,
Who will break the masters' rule
And no longer be a tool
Of a cruel, scheming capitalistic class.
To wake the workers from their reverie
And set them on the path to liberty,
To get all that we produce,
Work not for profit but for use,
That's the mission of this one big union grand.

Oh, we are the only union that will ever cure the ills
Of the workers in the sweatshops and the children in the mills;
We will help our fellow workers, who are hungry and out of work;
We will do away with grafters and the idle class that shirks.

Oh, we are the only union that will ever cure the ills
Of the workers in the sweatshops and the children in the mills;
We will help our fellow workers, who are hungry and out of work;
We will do away with grafters and the idle class that shirks.

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