Welfare Song (Anonymous)

“Welfare Song” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Welfare Song” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Anonymous.
Tune: “Sing a Song of Sixpence.”

Sing a song of “Welfare,”
A pocket full of tricks,
To soothe the weary worker,
When he groans or kicks.
If he asks for shorter hours
Or for better pay,
Little stunts of “Welfare”
Turn his thoughts away.

Sing a song of “Welfare,”
Sound the horn and drum.
Anything to keep his mind
Fixed on Kingdom Come.
“Welfare” loots your pocket,
While you dream and sing;
“Welfare” to your pay check
Doesn’t do a thing.

Sing a song of “Welfare,”
Forty ’leven kinds,
Elevate your morals,
Cultivate your minds,
Kindergartens, nurses,
Bathtubs, books and flowers;
Anything but better pay
Or shorter working hours.

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