Lads of the BLF (Alistair Hulett)

“Lads of the BLF” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Lads of the BLF” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Performer: Alistair Hulett.
Lyrics: Roaring Jack.
Tune: Roaring Jack.


Now times have changed, you can’t deny;
They’ve got our backs up against the wall;
Workers’ pow’r must organize
Or there’ll be no workers’ pow’r at all;
Corporations rule this land;
Democracy’s a sham, sir;
They rob us blind at every turn;
And they don’t give a damn, sir.

Here’s to the boys in the building trade
Under the flag of the old Stockade!
Down with the right and up with the left!
And here’s to the lads of the BLF!

They bore the brunt of the bosses’ wrath
To stand for the rights of the working class;
Their cause was bagged in papers that
I wouldn’t use to wipe my arse;
Bob Hawke and his traitor crew
Conspired with Crabb and Cain, sir,
To push through anti-union laws
For corporation’s gain, sir;

Here’s to the boys in the building trade
Under the flag of the old Stockade!
Down with the right and up with the left!
And here’s to the lads of the BLF!

The rich get richer by the day—
The cancer of this nation—
While workers’ wages fall behind
The spiral of inflation;
Poverty and homelessness
Are not the only norm, sir;
Stand up now for workers’ rights
And socialist reform, sir.

Here’s to the boys in the building trade
Under the flag of the old Stockade!
Down with the right and up with the left!
And here’s to the lads of the BLF!

Here’s to the boys in the building trade
Under the flag of the old Stockade!
Down with the right and up with the left!
And here’s to the lads of the BLF!


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