I’ve Heard the Workers Sing (Yona Finkelstein)

“I’ve Heard the Workers Sing” Sheet Music (pdf).
“I’ve Heard the Workers Sing” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Yona Finkelstein.
Tune: Traditional.


I’ve heard the workers sing,
And, oh, the joy they bring!
I’ve heard the chorus ring
Beneath the sun.
What if they’re tired and worn?
What if they’re clothes are torn?
Another song is born
When day is done.

They sing of fields of grain,
Toiling in sun and rain.
What if the back has pain?
They still can dream
Of grain that will be bread,
Of bodies that are fed,
A roof above the head,
And time to dream.

They sing of roaring steam.
They sing of boss machine.
They sing with bodies lean
And hungry eyes
Of days when toil will end,
Of days when man is friend,
Days when the songs will blend
In joyous cries.

Tomorrow’s songs they sing,
And, oh, the joy they bring.
I’ve heard the voices ring
In ev’ry clime.
I know no songs so sweet.
Within my heart they beat:
The sound of workers’ feet
Marching through time.


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