Part of the Union (Strawbs)

“Part of the Union” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Part of the Union” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Strawbs.
Tune: Strawbs.


Now, I’m a union man,
Amazed at what I am.
I say what I think, that the company stinks.
Yes, I’m a union man.
When we meet in the local hall,
I’ll be voting with ’em all.
With a helluva shout, it’s “Out, brothers, out!”
And the rise of the factory’s fall.

Oh, you don’t get me; I’m part of the union.
You don’t get me; I’m part of the union.
You don’t get me; I’m part of the union
Till the day I die, till the day I die.

As a union man, I’m wise
To the lies of the company spies.
And I don’t get fooled by the company rules
’Cause I always read between the lines.
And I always get my way
If I strike for higher pay.
When I show my card to the Scotland Yard,
This is what I say:

Oh, you don’t get me; I’m part of the union.
You don’t get me; I’m part of the union.
You don’t get me; I’m part of the union
Till the day I die, till the day I die.

Before the union did appear,
My life was half as clear.
Now, I’ve got the pow’r to the working hour
And ev’ry other day of the year.
So, though I’m a working man,
I can ruin the government’s plan.
I’m not too hard, but the sight of my card
Makes me some kind of superman.

Oh, you don’t get me; I’m part of the union.
You don’t get me; I’m part of the union.
You don’t get me; I’m part of the union
Till the day I die, till the day I die.

You don’t get me; I’m part of the union.
You don’t get me; I’m part of the union.
You don’t get me; I’m part of the union
Till the day I die, till the day I die.


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