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Brother, Won't You Join In The Line?

Peggy Seeger
Language: English


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[1960]
In Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, “New Briton Gazette, Vol. 1”, Folkways Records.
Words by Ewan MacColl
Melody: Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?
Peggy Seeger
Brother, won't you join in the line?
Brother, won't you join in the line?
Want to keep on breathing? Then join us in the line,
Brother, won't you join in the line?
Brother, won't you join in the line?
Come and save the world, man, you’re only just in time.

Want to hear them songbirds singing,
Want to see the sun as well,
We don’t want no fusion bomb
To blow us all to – HALLELUJAH!
We don’t want our bodies
Scattered all around.
We’d rather go on living
Whit both feet upon the ground.

Brother, won't you join in the line?
Brother, won't you join in the line?
Want to keep on breathing? Then join us in the line,
Brother, won't you join in the line?
Brother, won't you join in the line?
Come and save the world, man, you’re only just in time.

They say they’ve got a clean bomb,
Where the fall-out doesn’t fall,
But to me, the best bomb is the bomb
That isn’t there at all,
You ask for decent houses
And they give you bombs instead,
And a six-foot hole to house you in
And a medal when you’re dead.

Brother, won't you join in the line?
Brother, won't you join in the line?
Want to keep on breathing? Then join us in the line,
Brother, won't you join in the line?
Brother, won't you join in the line?
Come and save the world, man, you’re only just in time.

The government is toiling,
They’re working night and day
At planning your destruction
In a scientific way,
They ask for you to trust them
And let them have their head,
And you’ll find you have no problems
But you’ll also find you’re dead.

Brother, won't you join in the line?
Brother, won't you join in the line?
Want to keep on breathing? Then join us in the line,
Brother, won't you join in the line?
Brother, won't you join in the line?
Come and save the world, man, you’re only just in time.

Contributed by Alessandro - 2010/1/28 - 10:05



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