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Richard Brazier

"Working Folk, Do You Hear?" (karaoke)

"Working Folk, Do You Hear?" (sheet music)


Working folk, do you hear coming near, more near,
An army's mighty tread?
'Tis the Industrial Band marching through the land,
And great truths are by them spread.
They do not speak to the mild and meek;
They only ask all men,
"Who will unite to win the workers' fight
And overthrow their masters' might?”

Then the workers will cease sighing, sighing;
Joy will beam from every eye.
No more will we be toiling, toiling,
From morn till night draws nigh,
When you join the Industrial Workers.
Workers of the world, you must unite,
To gain your rights and win your fights;
You will win them by and by.

The workers heard, and their hearts were stirred,
When asked to join this union grand.
They said with a cheer, "We will join right here,
And give the Industrial Workers a hand.
For we can plainly see the end of slavery
If we join you in your fight.
So, one and all, we swear to do our share
To overthrow our masters' might."

Then the workers will cease sighing, sighing;
Joy will beam from every eye.
No more will we be toiling, toiling,
From morn till night draws nigh,
When you join the Industrial Workers.
Workers of the world, you must unite,
To gain your rights and win your fights;
You will win them by and by.

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