When the Revolution Comes (John R. Glasier)

“When the Revolution Comes” Sheet Music (pdf).
“When the Revolution Comes” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: John R. Glasier.
Tune: “Yankee Doodle.”


Come every honest lad and lass!
Too long we’ve been kept under
By rusty chains of fraud and fear:
We’ll snap them all asunder.

When the revolution comes,
The Social Revolution,
It’s coming fast, our turn at last:
The Social Revolution.

The knave who lives in idleness
By plundering his neighbor
Shall learn to use the pick and spade
And live by honest labor!

When the revolution comes,
The Social Revolution,
It’s coming fast, our turn at last:
The Social Revolution.

That robbers’ paction styled the Law
To frighten honest folks, sir;
We’ll set ablaze and fumigate
The country with the smoke, sirs.

When the revolution comes,
The Social Revolution,
It’s coming fast, our turn at last:
The Social Revolution.

The landlord and the cap’talist,
If you should wish to see ’em,
You’ll have to take a holiday
And search in the museum.

When the revolution comes,
The Social Revolution,
It’s coming fast, our turn at last:
The Social Revolution.

Then let us hail the coming day!
The glorious hope before us!
And with brave deeds anticipate
The good time of our chorus!

When the revolution comes,
The Social Revolution,
Then three cheers give of “Long, long live
The Social Revolution!”


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