I Am a Union Woman (Aunt Molly Jackson)

“I Am a Union Woman” Sheet Music (pdf).
“I Am a Union Woman” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Aunt Molly Jackson.
Tune: “Lay the Lily Low.”


I am a union woman,
As brave as I can be.
I do not like the bosses,
And the bosses don’t like me.

Join the N.M.U.
Come and join the N.M.U.
Join the N.M.U.
Come and join the N.M.U.

I was raised in old Kentucky,
Kentucky borned and bred,
And when I joined the union,
Well, they called me a “Rooshian Red.”

Join the N.M.U.
Come and join the N.M.U.
Join the N.M.U.
Come and join the N.M.U.

My husband asked the boss for a job.
This is the words he said:
“Bill Jackson, I can’t work you, sir,
’Cause your wife’s a ‘Rooshian Red.’”

Join the N.M.U.
Come and join the N.M.U.
Join the N.M.U.
Come and join the N.M.U.

These is the worst times
That I have ever saw.
You get shot down by gun thugs.
You get framed up by the law.

Join the N.M.U.
Come and join the N.M.U.
Join the N.M.U.
Come and join the N.M.U.

Our bosses ride fine horses,
And we walk in the mud.
Their banner is the dollar sign,
And ours is striped with blood.

Join the N.M.U.
Come and join the N.M.U.
Join the N.M.U.
Come and join the N.M.U.

If you want to get your freedom,
Also your liberty,
Join the dear old N.M.U.
And come along with me.

Join the N.M.U.
Come and join the N.M.U.
Join the N.M.U.
Come and join the N.M.U.


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