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There Is Power in a Union

Joe Hill
Language: English



Would you have freedom from Wage slavery,
Then join in the grand Industrial band;
Would you from misery and hunger be free,
Then come, do your share, like a man.

There is power there is power in a band of workingmen,
When they stand hand in hand,
That's a power, that's a power
That must rule in every land
One Industrial Union Grand.

Would you have mansions of gold in the sky,
And live in a shack, way in the back?
Would you have wings up in heaven to fly,
And starve here with rags on your back?

There is power there is power in a band of workingmen,
When they stand hand in hand,
That's a power, that's a power
That must rule in every land
One Industrial Union Grand.

If you've had 'nuff of the "blood of the lamb"
Then join in the grand industrial band;
If, for a change, you would have eggs and ham,
Then come, do your share, like a man.

There is power there is power in a band of workingmen,
When they stand hand in hand,
That's a power, that's a power
That must rule in every land
One Industrial Union Grand.

If you like sluggers to beat off your head,
Then don't organize, all unions despise.
If you want nothing before you are dead,
Shake hands with your boss and look Wise.

There is power there is power in a band of workingmen,
When they stand hand in hand,
That's a power, that's a power
That must rule in every land
One Industrial Union Grand.

Come, all ye workers, from every land,
Come, join in the grand industrial band;
Then we our share of this earth shall demand.
Come on! Do your share, like a man.

There is power there is power in a band of workingmen,
When they stand hand in hand,
That's a power, that's a power
That must rule in every land
One Industrial Union Grand.


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