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Which Side Are You On?

Florence Reece
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La versione di Dick Gaughan, trasferita in Gran Bretagna all'epoca...
WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?

This government had an idea
And parliament made it law
It seems like it's illegal
To fight for the union any more

Which side are you on, boys?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on, boys?
Which side are you on?

We set out to join the picket line
For together we cannot fail
We got stopped by police at the county line
They said, "Go home boys or you're going to jail"

Which side are you on, boys?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on, boys?
Which side are you on?

It's hard to explain to a crying child
Why her Daddy can't go back
So the family suffer
But it hurts me more
To hear a scab say Sod you, Jack

Which side are you on, boys?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on, boys
Which side are you on?

I'm bound to follow my conscience
And do whatever I can
But it'll take much more than the union law
To knock the fight out of a working man

Which side are you on, boys?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on, boys?
Which side are you on?

Come all of you good people
You women and you men
Once more our backs are to the wall
We're being attacked again

Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?

We've fought a million battles
To defend our hard-won rights
We're going to have to fight again
And I ask you here tonight

Thatcher sent MacGregor
To smash the NUM
And break the workers' unity
And I ask you once again

Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?

The Tories rant and tear their hair
And shout 'democracy'
But the kind the Tories have in mind
Is not for you or me

Their screaming about ballots
Is pure hypocrisy
If they care so much for ballots
What about the GLC?

Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?

By bully boys in uniforms
And thugs with riot shields
Our comrades' blood is being shed
But still they will not yield

It's time for a decision
And you really have to choose
Support the miners' struggle
Or the next in line is you

Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?


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