Testo Union Medley – PETER, PAUL AND MARY

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Testo della canzone Union Medley di PETER, PAUL AND MARY
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[You Gotta Go Down And Join The Union Put It On The Ground Union Maid We Shall Not Be Moved Which Side Are You On?]

You gotta go down and join the union
You got to join it by yourself
Ain’t nobody here can join it for you
You gotta go down and join the union by yourself

[Spoken:]
Working in the factories would kill a dog
Working on the belt line killed your soul
Working in the limestone and cement quarries withered your lungs
Working in the cotton mills shot your legs and feet all to hell
And working in the steel mills burned up your spirit
like a gnat that lit in the melting pot
But out of this whole mixing bowl of hell and high water
The working folk have marched against Billy clubs,
against machine guns
And they sang their way through the whole dirty mess

Now, the bank men have got their union, and the
landlords got their union
And the finance men got their union
But down south and out west
On the cotton farms and working in the orchards and fruit crops
It’s a jail house offense for a few, common everyday workers
To form them a union and get together for higher wages
Honest pay and fair treatment.
[Woody Guthrie, 1941]

You gotta go down and join the union
You got to join it by yourself
Ain’t nobody here can join it for you
You gotta go down and join the union by yourself

If you want a raise in pay all you have to do
Is go and ask the boss for it and he will give it to you
He will give it to you, my boys, he will give it to you
A raise in pay without delay; He will give it to you

Oh, put it on the ground, spread it all around
Dig it with a hoe and it will make your flowers grow

Oh, the men who own the industries they own no bon

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