Toiling on Life’s Pilgrim Pathway (Ella Mae Wiggins)

“Toiling on Life’s Pilgrim Pathway” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Toiling on Life’s Pilgrim Pathway” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Ella May Wiggins.
Tune: Ella May Wiggins.


Toiling on life’s pilgrim pathway,
Wheresoever you may be,
It will help your fellow workers
If you will join the I.L.D.

Come and join the I.L.D.
Yeah, come and join the I.L.D.
It will help to win the victory,
Yeah, if you will join the I.L.D.

When the bosses cut your wages
And you toil the labor free,
Come and join the textile union,
Also join the I.L.D.

Come and join the I.L.D.
Yeah, come and join the I.L.D.
It will help to win the victory,
Yeah, if you will join the I.L.D.

Now our leaders are in prison,
But I hope they’ll soon be free.
Come and join the textile union,
Also join the I.L.D.

Come and join the I.L.D.
Yeah, come and join the I.L.D.
It will help to win the victory,
Yeah, if you will join the I.L.D.

Now the South is hedged in darkness,
Although they begin to see.
Come and join the textile union,
Also join the I.L.D.

Come and join the I.L.D.
Yeah, come and join the I.L.D.
It will help to win the victory,
Yeah, if you will join the I.L.D.


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