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Roll the Union On

Pete Seeger


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[Fine anni 30?]
Come There Is Mean Things Happening in This Land e Raggedy, un’altra canzone scritta da John Handcox (1904-1992), cantautore e bracciante afroamericano, che negli anni della Grande Depressione fu militante del combattivo sindacato Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union.
La melodia è basata sul gospel “Roll the Chariot On”

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Interpretata da Pete Seeger con The Song Swappers nel disco intitolato “Talking Union and Other Union Songs”, con gli Almanac Singers pubblicato dalla Folkways Records nel 1955.

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Negli anni 80 John Handcox ha registrato lui stesso alcune delle sue vecchie canzoni, insieme ad altre più recenti, nell’album intitolato “John L. Handcox: Songs, Poems and Stories of the Southern Tenant Farmers”.
We're gonna roll, we're gonna roll, we're gonna roll the Union on
We're gonna roll, we're gonna roll, we're gonna roll the Union on

If the planter's in the way, we're gonna roll it over him
Gonna roll it over him, gonna roll it over him
If the planter's in the way, we're gonna roll it over him
We're gonna roll the Union on

We're gonna roll, we're gonna roll, we're gonna roll the Union on
We're gonna roll, we're gonna roll, we're gonna roll the Union on

If the boss is in the way, we're gonna roll it over him
Gonna roll it over him, gonna roll it over him
If the boss is in the way, we're gonna roll it over him
We're gonna roll the Union on

We're gonna roll, we're gonna roll, we're gonna roll the Union on
We're gonna roll, we're gonna roll, we're gonna roll the Union on

If the merchant's in the way, we're gonna roll it over him
Gonna roll it over him, gonna roll it over him
If the merchant's in the way, we're gonna roll it over him
We're gonna roll the Union on

We're gonna roll, we're gonna roll, we're gonna roll the Union on
We're gonna roll, we're gonna roll, we're gonna roll the Union on

If the banker's in the way, we're gonna roll it over him
Gonna roll it over him, gonna roll it over him
If the banker's in the way, we're gonna roll it over him
We're gonna roll the Union on

We're gonna roll, we're gonna roll, we're gonna roll the Union on
We're gonna roll, we're gonna roll, we're gonna roll the Union on

If the preacher's in the way, we're gonna roll it over him
Gonna roll it over him, gonna roll it over him
If the preacher's in the way, we're gonna roll it over him
We're gonna roll the Union on

inviata da Bernart - 29/11/2013 - 22:44



Lingua: Inglese

La versione originale di John Handcox e Lee Hays, da Political Folk Music Dot Org

ROLL THE UNION ON

We’re gonna roll, we’re gonna roll,
We’re gonna roll the union on!
We’re gonna roll, we’re gonna roll,
We’re gonna roll the union on!

If the boss is in the way, we’re gonna roll it over him,
We’re gonna roll it over him, we’re gonna roll it over him.
If the boss is in the way, we’re gonna roll it over him.
We’re gonna roll the union on!

We’re gonna roll, we’re gonna roll,
We’re gonna roll the union on!
We’re gonna roll, we’re gonna roll,
We’re gonna roll the union on!

If the scab is in the way, we’re gonna roll it over him,
We’re gonna roll it over him, we’re gonna roll it over him.
If the scab is in the way, we’re gonna roll it over him.
We’re gonna roll the union on!

We’re gonna roll, we’re gonna roll,
We’re gonna roll the union on!
We’re gonna roll, we’re gonna roll,
We’re gonna roll the union on!

If the sheriff’s in the way, we’re gonna roll it over him,
We’re gonna roll it over him, we’re gonna roll it over him.
If the sheriff’s in the way, we’re gonna roll it over him.
We’re gonna roll the union on!

We’re gonna roll, we’re gonna roll,
We’re gonna roll the union on!
We’re gonna roll, we’re gonna roll,
We’re gonna roll the union on!

Whoever’s in the way, we’re gonna roll it over him,
We’re gonna roll it over him, we’re gonna roll it over him.
Whoever’s in the way, we’re gonna roll it over him.
We’re gonna roll the union on!

We’re gonna roll, we’re gonna roll,
We’re gonna roll the union on!
We’re gonna roll, we’re gonna roll,
We’re gonna roll the union on!

inviata da Bernart Bartleby - 16/4/2015 - 10:07


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