We’re Bound for San Diego (Anonymous)

“We’re Bound for San Diego” Sheet Music (pdf).
“We’re Bound for San Diego” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Anonymous.
Tune: “The Wearing of the Green.”


In that town called San Diego, when the workers try to talk,
The cops will smash them with a club and will tell ’em “take a walk.”
They will throw them in a bull pen, and they’ll feed them rotten beans.
They will call that “law and order” in the city, so it seems.

We are bound for San Diego. You had better join us now.
If they don’t quit, bet your life, there will be an awful row.
We are coming by the hundreds; we’ll be joined by hundreds more.
So join at once and let them see the workers are all sore.

They are clubbing fellow working folk who dare their thoughts express.
And if old Otis has his way, there’s sure to be a mess.
So, swell this army, working folk, and show them what we’ll do
When all who labor do unite in One Big Union true.

We are bound for San Diego. You had better join us now.
If they don’t quit, bet your life, there will be an awful row.
We are coming by the hundreds; we’ll be joined by hundreds more.
So join at once and let them see the workers are all sore.

We have put the town of Aberdeen with others on our map.
And the brass-bound thugs of all of them were handy with the “sap.”
But we I-Double-Double-U’s are all folks who have no fears.
And we’ll whip old San Diego if it takes us twenty years.

We are bound for San Diego. You had better join us now.
If they don’t quit, bet your life, there will be an awful row.
We are coming by the hundreds; we’ll be joined by hundreds more.
So join at once and let them see the workers are all sore.

Join at once and let them see the workers are all sore!


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