Union All Along the Line (T. Phillips Thompson)

“Union All Along the Line” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Union All Along the Line” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: T. Phillips Thompson.
Tune: “Just Before the Battle, Mother.”


The crisis darkly looms before us;
Our chains are being tightly drawn;
The dollar rules the great republic,
And rights of men are laughed to scorn.

If our rights we would recover,
We must at the polls combine;
Our only prospect for the future
Is union all along the line.

For long we’ve put our trust in parties,
Whose promises are subtle snares;
They buy and sell the poor like cattle
To pander to the millionaires.

If our rights we would recover,
We must at the polls combine;
Our only prospect for the future
Is union all along the line.

Make a stand against oppression;
Not at the feet of Mammon cower;
And let the ballot be our weapon
To make the tyrant feel our power.

If our rights we would recover,
We must at the polls combine;
Our only prospect for the future
Is union all along the line.

Do not heed the party shouters,
Striving ever to mislead;
Think rather of your wives and children,
The victims of the usurer’s greed.

If our rights we would recover,
We must at the polls combine;
Our only prospect for the future
Is union all along the line.


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