Get Thee Behind Me, Satan (Almanac Singers)

“Get Thee Behind Me, Satan” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Get Thee Behind Me, Satan” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Almanac Singers.
Tune: Almanac Singers.


The boss comes up to me with a five dollar bill,
Says, “Get you some whisky, boy, and drink your fill.”
Get thee behind me, Satan, travel on down the line.
I am a union man, gonna leave you behind.

A red-headed woman took me out to dine,
Says, “Love me, baby, leave your union behind.”
Get thee behind me, Satan, travel on down the line.
I am a union man, gonna leave you behind.

On the Fourth of July, the politicians say:
“Vote for us and we will raise your pay.”
Get thee behind me, Satan, travel on down the line.
I am a union man, gonna leave you behind.

Oh, then the comp’ny union sent out a call,
Said, “Join us in the summer; we’ll forget you in the fall.”
Get thee behind me, Satan, travel on down the line.
I am a union man, gonna leave you behind.

If anyone should ask you your union to sell,
Just tell him where to go: send him back to hell.
Get thee behind me, Satan, travel on down the line.
I am a union man, gonna leave you behind.


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