The Eight-Hour Day (John Hory)

“The Eight-Hour Day” Sheet Music (pdf).
“The Eight-Hour Day” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: John Hory.
Tune: “The British Grenadiers.”


We’re brave and gallant miner boys
Who work down underground.
For courage and good nature,
No finer can be found.
We work both late and early
And get but little pay
To support our wives and children
In free Amerikay.

If Satan took the blacklegs,
I’m sure ’twould be no sin.
What peace and happiness ’twould be
For us poor workingmen.
Eight hours we’d have for working;
Eight hours we’d have for play;
Eight hours we’d have for sleeping
In free Amerikay.


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