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INDEX. A.F. of L. Sympathy 39 Banner of Labor, The 6 Blanketstiff, The 31 Bonehead Workin man, The !" #asey $ones%%The &nion S'ab 31 #hristians at War (3 #ome $oin the )ne Bi &nion, *o !6 *on+t Take ,y -apa A.ay From ,e (" *ream, A 1( */mp the Bosses )ff 0o/r Ba'k 31 23erybody+s $oinin 4t 3" 5one Are the *ays !! 6ark, the Battle #ry is 7in in 31 6ar3est War Son " 6old the Fort 19 6ope of the A es, The (" 4nternationale, The 8 4t 4s the &nion 3( $oe 6ill 3 $oe 6ill+s Last Will 8( $ohn 5olden and the La.ren'e Strike !9 Labor+s *i:ie !( Liberty Fore3er !" ,arseillaise, The Workers+ 6 ,r. Blo'k (1 ;inety and ;ine, The (9 ;o3ember ;ineteenth 81 )ne Bi 4nd/strial &nion 89
)ptimisti' Laborites, The 39 )3eralls and Sn/ff (6 -aint +2r 7ed !! -arasites, The 36 -rea'her and the Sla3e, The 18 7ebel 5irl, The 3! 7ed Fla , The ! 7oad to 2man'ipation, The (9 Sabota e !8 S'issor Bill 11 Sho/ld 4 23er Be a Soldier " Solidarity Fore3er (8 Stand &p, 0e Workers (( St/n 7i ht (9 Ta%ra%ra%boom%de%ay 11 There is -o.er in a &nion 11 They Are All Fi hters 16 Tramp, The 13 &nion S'abs !" &nite, Workers of the World !3 &p From 0o/r <nees 36 Wa e Workers, #ome $oin the &nion 38 Walkin on the 5rass !1 We #ome 1! We Will Sin )ne Son 33 We+re 7eady 3! What We Want 9 White Sla3e, The (6 Where the Fraser 7i3er Flo.s !9 Workers+ ,arseillaise, The 1 Workers of the World Are ;o. A.akenin , The !3 Workers of the World, A.aken 3 Workers of the World (! Workers of the World, &nite !1 Workers+ Battle #ry for Freedom !8 Workin man, &nite 19
,/rdered by the A/thorities of the State of &tah, ;o3ember the 19th, 1918
High head and back unbending-fearless and true, Into the night unending, why was it you? Heart that was quick with song, torn with their lead; Life that was young and strong, shattered and dead. Singer of manly songs, laughter and tears; Singer of Labor s wrongs, !oys, ho"es and fears. #hough you were one of us, what could we do? $oe, there were none of us needed like you. %e ga&e, howe&er small, what Life could gi&e; %e would ha&e gi&en all that you might li&e. 'our death you held as naught, slander and shame; %e from the &ery thought shrank as from flame. (ach of us held his breath, tense with des"air, 'ou, who were close to )eath, seemed not to care. %hite-handed loathsome "ower, knowing no "ause, Sinking in labor s flower, murderous claws; *oastful, with leering eyes, blood-dri""ing !aws . . . +ccurst be the cowardice hidden in laws, -tah has drained your blood; white hands are wet; %e of the .surging flood. /(0(1 2314(#, 3ur songster, ha&e your laws now had their fill? 5now, ye, his songs and cause ye cannot kill? High head and back unbending--.rebel true blue,. Into the night unending; why was it you? 1al"h 6ha"lin. W)7<27S )F T62 W)7L*, AWA<2;= *y $oe Hill %orkers of the world, awaken, *reak your chains, demand your rights. +ll the wealth you make is taken *y e7"loiting "arasites. Shall you kneel in dee" submission 2rom your cradles to your gra&es? Is the height of your ambition #o be good and willing sla&es? 6H31-S8 +rise, ye "risoners of star&ation, 2ight for your own emanci"ation; +rise, ye sla&es of e&ery nation. In 3ne -nion grand.
3ur little ones for bread are crying +nd millions are from hunger dying; #he end the means is !ustifying, #is the final stand. If the workers take a notion #hey can sto" all s"eeding trains; (&ery shi" u"on the ocean #hey can tie with mighty chains. (&ery wheel in the creation, (&ery mine and e&ery mill 2leets and armies of the nation, %ill at their command stand still. $oin the union, fellow workers 9en and women, side by side; %e will crush the greedy shirkers Like a swee"ing; surging tide; 2or united we are standing, *ut di&ided we will fall; Let this be our understanding-.+ll for one and one for all.. %orkers of the world, awaken, 1ise in all your s"lendid might; #ake the wealth that you are making, It belongs to you by right. /o one will for bread be crying, %e ll ha&e freedom:, lo;&e and health. %hen the grand red flag is flying In the %orkers 6ommonwealth.
T62 72* FLA5 *y $ames 6onnell #he workers flag is dee"est red, It shrouded oft our martyred dead; +nd ere their limbs grew stiff and cold #heir life-blood dyed its e&ery fold. 6H31-S8 #hen raise the scarlet standard high; *eneath its folds we ll li&e and die, #hough cowards flinch and traitors sneer, %e ll kee" the red flag flying here. Look round, the 2renchman lo&es its bla<e, #he sturdy 4erman chants its "raise;
In 9oscow s &aults its hymns are sung, 6hicago swells its surging song. It wa&ed abo&e our infant might %hen all ahead seemed dark as night; It witnessed many a deed and &ow, %e will not change its color now. It suits today the meek and base, %hose minds are fi7ed on "elf and "lace; #o cringe beneath the rich man s frown, +nd haul that sacred emblem down. %ith heads unco&ered, swear we all, #o bear it onward till we fall; 6ome dungeons dark, or gallows grim, #his song shall be our "arting hymn,
T62 4;T27;AT4);AL2 *y (ugene =ottier >#ranslated by 6harles H. 5err.? +rise, ye "risoners of star&ation, +rise, ye wretched of the earth, 2or !ustice thunders condemnation, + better world s in birth. /o more tradition s chains shall bind us, +rise, ye sla&es; no more in thrall, #he earth shall rise on new foundations %e ha&e been naught, we shall be all. 1(21+I/ #is the final conflict. Let each stand in his "lace, #he Industrial -nion Shall be the human race. %e want no condescending sa&iors, #o rule us from a !udgment hall; %e workers ask not for their fa&ors; Let us consult for all. #o make the thief disgorge his booty #o free the s"irit from its cell, %e must oursel&es decide our duty, %e must decide and do it well. #he law o""resses us and tricks us, %age systems drain our blood; #he rich are free from obligations, #he laws the "oor delude.
#oo long we &e languished in sub!ection, (quality has other laws; ./o rights,. says she, .without their duties, /o claims on equals without cause.. *ehold them seated in their glory #he kings of mine and rail and soil, %hat ha&e you read in all their story, *ut how they "lundered toil? 2ruits of the workers :sti;il are buried In the strong coffers of a few; In working for their restitution #he men will only ask their due. #oilers from sho"s and fields united, #he union we of all who work; #he earth belongs to us, the workers, /o room here for the shirk. How many on our flesh ha&e fattened, *ut if the noisome birds of "rey Shall &anish from the sky some morning, #he blessed sunlight still will stay.
T62 BA;;27 )F LAB)7 >#une8 .#he Star S"angled *anner.? 3h, say can you hear, coming near and more near, #he call now resounding8 .6ome all ye who labor?. #he Industrial band, throughout all the land *id toilers, remember each toiler his neighbor. 6ome, workers, unite, tis Humanity s fight. %e call, you come forth in your manhood and might. 6H31-S +nd the *+//(1 32 L+*31 will surely soon wa&e 3 er the land that is free from the master and sla&e. +nd the *+//(1 32 L+*31 will surely soon wa&e 3 er the land that is free from the master and sla&e. #he blood and the li&es of children and wi&es +re ground into dollars for "arasites "leasure; #he children now sla&e, till they sink in their gra&e#hat robbers may fatten and add to their treasure. %ill you idly sit by, unheeding their cry? +rise, *e ye men, See, the battle draws nigh, Long, long has the s"oil of labor and toil *een wrung from the workers by "arasite classes; %hile =o&erty gaunt, )esolation and %ant
Ha&e dwelt in the bowels of earth s toiling masses. #hrough bloodshed and tears, our day star a""ears, I/)-S#1I+L -/I3/, the wage sla&e now cheers. T62 W)7<27S+ ,A7S24LLA4S2 'e sons of toil, awake to glory, Hark, hark, what myriads bid you rise; 'our children, wi&es and grandsires hoary-*ehold their tears and hear their cries, *ehold their tears and hear their cries, Shall hateful tyrants mischief breeding, %ith hireling hosts, a ruffian band-+ffright and desolate the land, %hile "eace and liberty lie bleeding? 6H31-S #o arms, to arms, ye bra&e, #h a&enging sword unsheathe, 9arch on, march on, all hearts resol&ed 3n 0ictory or )eath. %ith lu7ury and "ride surrounded, #he &ile, insatiate des"ots dare, #heir thirst for gold and "ower unbounded #o mete and &end the light and air, #o mete and &end the light and air, Like beasts of burden, would they load us, Like gods would bid their sla&es adore, *ut 9an is 9an, and who is more? #hen shall they longer lash and goad us? 3, Liberty, can man resign thee? 3nce ha&ing felt thy generous flame, 6an dungeon s bolts and bars confine thee? 3r whi"s, thy noble s"irit tame? 3r whi"s, thy noble s"irit tame? #oo long the world has we"t bewailing, #hat 2alsehood s dagger tyrants wield; *ut 2reedom is our sword and shield; +nd all their arts are una&ailing,
'ou star&ing member of the unem"loyed. %hy star&e? %e ha&e "roduced enough. #he warehouses are o&erflowing with the things we need. %H' S#+10(?
S6)&L* 4 2>27 B2 A S)L*427 *y $oe Hill >#une8 .6olleen *awn.? %e re s"ending billions e&ery year 2or guns and ammunition, .3ur +rmy. and .3ur /a&y. dear, #o kee" in good condition; %hile millions li&e in misery +nd millions died before us, )on t sing .9y 6ountry, tis of thee,. *ut sing this little chorus. 6H31-S Should I e&er be a soldier, /eath the 1ed 2lag I would fight; Should the gun I e&er shoulder, It s to crush the tyrant s might. $oin the army of the toilers, 9en and women fall in line, %age sla&es of the world, +rouse, )o your duty for the cause, 2or Land and Liberty. +nd many a maiden, "ure and fair, Her lo&e and "ride must offer 3n 9ammon s altar in des"air, #o fill the master s coffer, #he gold that "ays the mighty fleet, 2rom tender youth he squee<es, %hile brawny.men must walk the street +nd face the wintry bree<es. %hy do they mount their gatling gun + thousand miles from ocean, %here hostile fleet could ne&er run-+in t that a funny notion? If you don t know the reason why $ust strike for better wages, +nd then, my friends--if you don t die-'ou ll sing this song for ages.
6A7>2ST WA7 S);5 *y =at: ;rennan >#une8 .#i""erary.? %e are coming home, $ohn 2armer, we are coming back to stay. 2or nigh on fifty years or more, we &e gathered u" your hay. %e ha&e sle"t out in your hayfields, we ha&e heard your morning shout; %e &e heard you wondering where in hell s them "esky go-abouts? 6H31-S It s a long way, now understand me; it s a long way to town; It s a long way across the "rairie, and to hell with 2armer $ohn. -" goes machine or wages, and the hours must come down; 2or we re out for a winter s stake this summer, and we want no scabs around. 'ou &e "aid the going wages, that s what ke"t us on the bum, 'ou say you &e done your duty, you chin-whiskered son of a gun. %e ha&e sent your kids to college, but still you must ra&e and shout, +nd call us tram"s and hoboes, and "esky go-abouts. *ut now the wintry bree<es are a-shaking our "oor frames, +nd the long drawn days of hunger try to dri&e us boes insane. It is dri&ing us to action--we are organi<ed today; -s "esky tram"s and hoboes are coming back to stay.
(&ery worker should ha&e an ambition to li&e to be a healthy old man or woman and hear the whistle blow for the bosses to go to work. W6AT W2 WA;T *y $oe Hill >#une8 .1ainbow.?
%e want all the workers in the world to organi<e Into a great big union grand +nd when we all united stand #he world for workers we ll demand If the working class could only see and reali<e %hat mighty "ower labor has #hen the e7"loiting master class It would soon fade away. 6H31-S 6ome all ye toilers that work for wages, 6ome from e&ery land, $oin the fighting band, In one union grand, #hen for the workers we ll make u"on this earth a "aradise %hen the sla&es get wise and organi<e. %e want the sailor and the tailor and the lumber!acks, +nd all the cooks and laundry girls, %e want the guy that di&es for "earls, #he "retty maid that s making curls, +nd the baker and staker and the ch@mneyswee" %e want the man that s slinging hash, #he child that works for little cash In one union grand. %e want the tinner and the skinner and the chambermaid, %e want the man that s"ikes on soles, %e want the man that s digging holes, %e want the man that s climbing "oles, +nd the trucker and the mucker and the hired man +nd all the factory girls and clerks, 'es, we want e&ery one that works, In one union grand.
W)7<4;5,A;, &;4T2= *y (. S. /elson >#une8 .1ed %ing..? 6onditions they are bad, +nd some of you are sad; 'ou cannot see your enemy, #he class that li&es in lu7ury,-'ou workingmen are "oor,-%ill be fore&ermore,--
+s long as you "ermit the few #o guide your destiny. Shall we still be sla&es and work for wages? It is outrageous--has been for ages; #his earth by right belongs to toilers, +nd not to s"oilers of liberty. #he master class is small, *ut they ha&e lots of .gall.. %hen we unite to gain our right, If they they:sic; resist we ll use our might; #here is no middle ground #his fight must be one round #o &ictory, for liberty, 3ur class is marching on, %orkingmen, unite, %e must "ut u" a fight, #o make us free from sla&ery +nd ca"italistic tyranny; #his fight is not in &ain, %e &e got a world to gain. %ill you be a fool, a ca"italist tool, +nd ser&e your enemy?
3ur 6ountry? #he country of millions of hunted, homeless, hungry sla&es, #he country of 6olorado, Louisiana,#e7as, 9ichigan, =ennsyl&ania, %est 0irginia and all the other innumerable scenes of labor s shambles? /ot 3-1 country. S#4SS)7 B4LL *y $oe Hill >#une8 .Steamboat *ill.? 'ou may ramble round the country anywhere you will, 'ou ll always run across the same old Scissor *ill. He s found u"on the desert, he is on the hill, He s found in e&ery mining cam" and lumber mill. He looks !ust like a human, he can eat and walk, *ut you will find he isn t, when he starts to talk. He ll say, .#his is my country,. with an honest face, %hile all the co"s they chase him out of e&ery "lace. 6H31-S Scissor *ill, he is a little di""y, Scissor *ill, he has a funny face.
Scissor *ill should drown in 9ississi""i, He is the missing link that )arwin tried to trace. +nd Scissor *ill, he couldn t li&e without the boo<e, He sits around all day and s"its tobacco !uice. He takes a deck of cards and tries to beat the 6hink, 'es, *ill would be a smart guy if he only could think. +nd Scissor *ill, he says8 .#his country must be freed 2rom /iggers, $a"s and )utchmen and the gol durn Swede.. He says that e&ery co" would be a nati&e son If it wasn t for the Irishman, the sonna fur gun. 6H31-S Scissor *ill, the .foreigners. is cussin ; Scissor *ill, he says8 .I hate a 6oon.; Scissor *ill is down on e&erybody #he Hottentots, the bushmen and the man in the moon. )on t try to talk your union do"e to Scissor *ill, He says he ne&er organi<ed and ne&er will. He always will be satisfied until he s dead, %ith coffee and a doughnut and a lousy old bed. +nd *ill, he says he gets rewarded thousand fold, %hen he gets u" to Hea&en on the streets of gold. *ut I don t care who knows it, and right here I ll tell, If Scissor *ill is goin to Hea&en, I ll go to Hell. 6H31-S Scissor *ill, he wouldn t !oin the union, Scissor *ill, he says, ./ot me, by Heck,. Scissor *ill gets his reward in Hea&en, 3h, sure. He ll get it, but he ll get in the neck.
A *72A, *y 1ichard *ra<ier >#une8 .#he Holy 6ity.? 3ne day as I lay dreaming, this &ision came to me8 I saw an army streaming, singing of liberty; I marked these toilers "assing by, I listened to their cry. It was a trium"hant anthem--an anthem filled with !oy; It was a trium"hant anthem--an anthem filled with !oy. 6H31-S 3ne union, industrial union; %orkers of the world unite, #o make us free from sla&ery +nd gain each man his right.
I saw the ruling classes watching this grand array 3f marching, toiling masses "assing on their way; %ith "allid cheeks and trembling limbs they ga<ed u"on this throng +nd e&er as they marched along the workers sang the song; +nd e&er as they marched along the workers sang the song8 6H31-S 9ethought I heard the workers call to that ruling band-6ome into our ranks, ye shirkers, for we now rule this land. %ork or star&e, the workers said, for you must earn your bread. #hen into their ranks came the masters and !oined the workers song; #hen into their ranks came the masters and !oined the workers song.
+ll workers, .#he +rmor of =roduction, in 3ne *ig -nion, regardless of age, creed, color or se7, is in&incible. Labor is entitled to all it "roduces. +n in!ury to one is an in!ury to all. T62 T7A,*y $oe Hill >#une8 .#ram", #ram", #ram", the *oys +re 9arching.? If you all will shut your tra", I will tell you bout a cha", #hat was broke and u" against it, too, for fair; He was not the kind that shirk, He was looking hard for work, *ut he heard the same old story e&erywhere. 6H31-S #ram", tram", tram", kee" on a-tram"ing, /othing doing here for you; If I catch you round again, 'ou will wear the ball and chain. 5ee" on tram"ing, that s the best thing you can do. He walked u" and down the street, #ill the shoes fell off his feet. In a house he s"ied a lady cooking stew, +nd he said, .How do you do,
9ay I cho" some wood for you?. %hat the lady told him made him feel so blue. 6H31-S 6ross the street a sign he read, .%ork for $esus,. so it said, +nd he said, .Here is my chance, I ll surely try,. +nd he kneeled u"on the floor, #ill his knees got rather sore, *ut at eating-time he heard the "reacher cry6H31-S )own the street he met a co", +nd the co""er made him sto", +nd he asked him, .%hen did you blow into town? 6ome with me u" to the !udge.. *ut the !udge he said, .3h fudge, *ums that ha&e no money needn t come around.. 6H31-S 2inally came that ha""y day %hen his life did "ass away, He was sure he d go to hea&en when he died, %hen he reached the "early gate, Santa =eter, mean old skate, Slammed the gate right in his face and loudly cried8
W2 #),2 >+ir8 .#oreador Song.? %orkers, the %orld, #he 9asters call in &ain. #hough ground down "itiless, %e rise again; +nd to the call of millions crying from the de"ths, %e shout our message to man-+nd from the hearts of all the land 6omes loud and clear #he answering call, .%e 6ome.. %orkers, be bra&e; #hrough nights of toil and "ain, 3""ression and sla&ery, =riest, gun and chain, Law and the bribings of a cruel, des"otic class, %e march and sing our refrain-Singing ho"es of a million sla&es8
.%orkers, unite -nite.. %orkers, be strong; #hey offer bribes in &ain, =romise and trick us, 5ee" us enchained; *ut to humanity s call we answering come, 6hanting our far flung refrain-+nd from the hearts of all the land 6omes loud and clear #he answer to us, %orkers, unite, .%e 6ome.. %orkers, the %orld, #hough 9asters call in &ain, 4rind us down "itiless, %e ll rise again. +nd to the call of millions crying from the de"ths %e fling our challenge for right-+nd from the hearts of all the land 6omes loud and clear #he answering call, .%e 6ome,.
T62 -72A#627 A;* T62 SLA>2 *y $oe Hill >#une8 .Sweet *ye and *ye.? Long-haired "reachers come out e&ery night, #ry to tell you what s wrong and what s right; *ut when asked how bout something to eat #hey will answer with &oices so sweet8 6H31-S 'ou will eat, bye and bye, In that glorious land abo&e the sky; %ork and "ray li&e on hay, 'ou ll get "ie in the sky when you die. +nd the star&ation army they "lay, +nd they sing and they cla" and they "ray. #ill they get all your coin on the drum, #hen they ll tell you when you re on the bum8 Holy 1ollers and !um"ers come out, +nd they holler, they !um" and they shout.
.4i&e your money to $esus,. they say, .He will cure all diseases today.. If you fight hard for children and wife-#ry to get something good in this life'ou re a sinner and bad man, they tell, %hen you die you will sure go to hell. %orkingmen of all countries, unite, Side by side we for freedom will fight8 %hen the world and its wealth we ha&e gained #o the grafters we ll sing this refrain8 L+S# 6H31-S 'ou will eat, bye and bye, %hen you &e learned how to cook and to fry 6ho" some wood, twill do you good, +nd you ll eat in the sweet bye and bye.
T620 A72 ALL F456T27S *y 1ichard *ra<ier >#une8 .San +ntonio.? #here is a bunch of honest workingmen; #hey re known throughout the land. #hey &e seen the horrors of the bull-"en, 2rom 9aine to the 1io 4rande. #hey &e faced star&ation, hunger, "ri&ation; -"on them the soldiers were hurled. #heir organi<ation is known to the nation +s the Industrial %orkers of the %orld. #hen hail to this fighting band, 4ood luck to their union grand, 6H31-S #hey re all fighters from the word go, +nd to the master #hey ll bring disaster. +nd if you ll !oin them #hey ll let you know $ust the reason the boss must go. #hey &e faced the =inkertons and 4atling guns In defense of their natural rights; #hey "ro&ed themsel&es to be labor s sons In all of the workers fights; #hey ha&e been hounded by "ower unbounded 3f ca"italists throughout the land, *ut all are astounded, our foes are confounded
2or we still remain a union grand. #hen hail to this fighting band, 4ood luck to their union grand, 'ou li&e on coffee and on doughnuts; #he *oss li&es on "orterhouse steak. 'ou work ten hours a day and li&e in huts; #he *oss li&es in the "alace you make. 'ou face star&ation, hunger, "ri&ation, *ut the *oss is always well fed. #hough of low station, you &e built this nation-*uilt it u"on your dead. #hen when will you e&er get wise; %hen will you o"en your eyes?
T6272 4S -)W27 4; A &;4); *y $oe Hill >#une8 .#here Is =ower in the *lood.? %ould you ha&e freedom from wage sla&ery, #hen !oin in the grand Industrial band; %ould you from mis ry and hunger be free, #hen come, )o your share, like a man. 6H31-S #here is "ow r, there is "ow r In a band of workingmen, %hen they stand hand in hand, #hat s a "ow r, that s a "ow r #hat must rule in e&ery land3ne Industrial -nion 4rand. %ould you ha&e mansions of gold in the sky, +nd li&e in a shack, way in the back? %ould you ha&e wings u" in hea&en to fly, +nd star&e here with rags on your back? If you &e had .nuff. of .the blood of the lamb,. #hen !oin in the grand Industrial band; If, for a change, you would ha&e eggs and ham, #hen come, do your share, like a man. If you like sluggers to beat off your head, #hen don t organi<e, all unions des"ise, If you want nothing before you are dead, Shake hands with your boss and look wise.
6ome, all ye workers, from e&ery land, 6ome, !oin in the grand Industrial band, #hen we our share of this earth shall demand. 6ome on, )o your share, like a man.
.%hy should one man s belly be em"ty when ten men can "roduce enough to feed a hundred?. TA%7A%7A%B),,:sic;*2%A0 *y $oe Hill I had a !ob once threshing wheat, worked si7teen hours with hands and feet. +nd when the moon was shining bright, they ke"t me working all the night. 3ne moonlight night, I hate to tell, I .accidentally. sli""ed and fell. 9y "itchfork went right in between some cog wheels of that thresh-machine. 6H31-S #a-ra-ra-boom-de-ay, It made a noise that way, +nd wheels and bolts and hay, %ent flying e&ery way. #hat stingy rube said, .%ell, + thousand gone to hell.. *ut I did slee" that night, I needed it all right. /e7t day that stingy rube did say, .I ll bring my eggs to town today; 'ou grease my wagon u", you mutt, and don t forget to screw the nut.. I greased his wagon all right, but I "lumb forgot to screw the nut, +nd when he started on that tri", the wheel sli""ed off and broke his hi". S(63/) 6H31-S #a-ra-ra-boom-de-ay, It made a noise that way, #hat rube was sure a sight, +nd mad enough to fight; His whiskers and his legs %ere full of scrambled eggs8
I told him, .#hat s too badI m feeling &ery sad.. +nd then that farmer said, .'ou turk, I bet you are an I-%on t %ork.. He "aid me off right there, *y 4um, So I went home and told my chum. /e7t day when threshing did commence, my chum was $ohnny on the fence; +nd "on my word, that awkward kid, he dro""ed his "itchfork, like I did. #HI1) 6H31-S #a-ra-ra-boom-de-ay, It made a noise that way, +nd "art of that machine Hit 1euben on the bean. He cried, .3h me, oh my; I nearly lost my eye.. 9y "artner said, .'ou re rightIt s bedtime now, good night.. *ut still that rube was "retty wise, these things did o"en u" his eyes. He said, .#here must be something wrong; I think I work my men too long.. He cut the hours and raised the "ay, ga&e ham and eggs for e&ery day, /ow gets his men from union hall, and has no .accidents. at all. 23-1#H 6H31-S #a-ra-ra-boom-de-ay, #hat rube is feeling gay; He learned his lesson quick, $ust through a sim"le trick. 2or fi7ing rotten !obs +nd fi7ing greedy slobs, #his is the only way, #a-ra-ra-boom-de-ay,
(ducation is ammunition. 3rgani<ation the wea"on. +im true and kee" your "owder dry. 6)L* T62 F)7T >(nglish #rans"ort %orkers Strike Song?
%e meet today in 2reedom s cause, +nd raise our &oices high; %e ll !oin our hands in union strong, #o battle or to die. 6H31-S Hold the fort for we are coming-nion men, be strong. Side by side we battle onward, 0ictory will come. Look, my 6omrades, see the union *anners wa&ing high. 1einforcements now a""earing, 0ictory is nigh. See our numbers still increasing; Hear the bugle blow. *y our union we shall trium"h 3&er e&ery foe. 2ierce and long the battle rages, *ut we will not fear. Hel" will come whene er it s needed, 6heer, my 6omrades, cheer.
T62 ;4;2T0 A;* ;4;2 *y 1ose (li<abeth Smith >#une8 ./inety and /ine.? #here are ninety and nine that work and die, In hunger and want and cold, #hat one may re&el in lu7ury, +nd be la""ed in the silken fold. +nd ninety and nine in their ho&els bare, +nd one in a "alace of riches rare. 2rom the sweat of their brow the desert blooms +nd the forest before them falls; #heir labor has builded noble homes, +nd cities with lofty halls; +nd the one owns cities and houses and lands +nd the ninety and nine ha&e em"ty hands. *ut the night so dreary and dark and long, +t last shall the morning bring;
+nd o&er the land the &ictor s song 3f the ninety and nine shall ring, +nd echo afar, from <one to <one, .1e!oice, for Labor shall ha&e its own..
T62 7)A* T) 2,A;#4-AT4); *y Lone %olf > #une8 .#i""erary. ? /ow, workingmen, you know you li&e a life of misery, So !oin the union of your class, determined to be free. )on t let the master gouge your li&es for many years to come, *ut organi<e u"on the !ob and "ut him on the bum. 6H31-S It s the road to (manci"ation, it s the right way to go; 2or the toilers to run the nation and the world, both high and low. 5ick in, and do your duty; for it s u" to you and me-It s the 3ne *ig -nion of the %orkers that will bring "ros"erity. )on t be a meek and lowly sla&e like lots of those you meet; )on t be a ser&ile scissor bill and lick the bosses feet. )on t let them star&e you off the earth, don t fear their "rison cell, 9ake your laws in the union hall--the rest can go to hell. /ow, workingmen, the masters they ha&e no more !obs to gi&e; 'ou must form the taking habit if you e&er wish to li&e. =ost"oning meals is suicide on the installment "lan, So organi<e to get the goods, and take them like a man.
,7. BL)#< *y $oe Hill >+ir8 .It Looks #o 9e Like a *ig #ime #onight.? =lease gi&e me your attention, I ll introduce to you + man that is a credit to .3ur 1ed, %hite and *lue.; His head is made of lumber, and solid as a rock; He is a common worker and his name is 9r. *lock. +nd *lock he thinks he may *e =resident some day.
6H31-S 3h, 9r. *lock, you were born by mistake, 'ou take the cake, 'ou make me ache. #ie on a rock to your block and then !um" in the lake, 5indly do that for Liberty s sake. 'es, 9r. *lock is lucky; he found a !ob, by gee, #he sharks got se&en dollars, for !ob and fare and fee. #hey shi""ed him to a desert and dum"ed him with his truck, *ut when he tried to find his !ob, he sure was out of luck. He shouted, .#hat s too raw, I ll fi7 them with the law.. *lock hiked back to the city, but wasn t doing well. He said, .I ll !oin the union--the great +.2. of L.. He got a !ob ne7t morning, got fired in the night, He said, .I ll see Sam 4om"ers and he ll fi7 that foreman right.. Sam 4om"ers said, .'ou see, 'ou &e got our sym"athy.. (lection day he shouted, .+ Socialist for 9ayor,. #he .comrade. got elected, he ha""y was for fair, *ut after the election he got an awful shock, + great big socialistic *ull did ra" him on the block. +nd 6omrade *lock did sob, .I hel"ed him to his !ob.. #he money kings in 6uba blew u" the gunboat 9aine, *ut *lock got awful angry and blamed it all on S"ain. He went right in the battle and there he lost his leg, +nd now he s "eddling shoestrings and is walking on a "eg. He shouts, .1emember 9aine, Hurrah, #o hell with S"ain,. =oor *lock he died one e&ening, I m &ery glad to state, He climbed the golden ladder u" to the "early gate. He said, .3h, 9r. =eter, one word I d like to tell, I d like to meet the +storbilts and $ohn ). 1ockefell.. 3ld =ete said, .Is that so? 'ou ll meet them down below..
STA;* &-= 02 W)7<27S *y (thel 6omer >+ir8 .Stand -" for $esus.?
Stand u", Stand u", 'e workers; Stand u" in all your might. -nite beneath our banner, 2or Liberty and right. 2rom &ictory unto &ictory #his army sure will go, #o win the world for labor +nd &anquish e&ery foe. Stand u", Stand u", 'e workers; Stand u" in e&ery land. -nite, and fight for freedom, In 3/( *I4 -/I3/ grand. =ut on the workers armor, %hich is the card of 1ed, #hen all the greedy tyrants %ill ha&e to earn their bread. +rouse, +rouse, 'e toilers, #he strife will not be long. #his day the noise of battle, #he ne7t the &ictor s song. +ll ye that sla&e for wages, Stand u" and break your chain8 -nite in 3/( *I4 -/I3/-you &e got a world to gain.
#674ST4A;S AT WA7 *y $ohn 5endrick >#une8 .3nward, 6hristian Soldiers.? 3nward, 6hristian soldiers, )uty s way is "lain8 Slay your 6hristian neighbors, or by them be slain. =ul"iteers are s"outing effer&escent swill, 4od abo&e is calling you to rob and ra"e and kill, +ll your acts are sanctified by the lamb on high; If you lo&e the Holy 4host, go murder, "ray and die. 3nward, 6hristian soldiers, ri" and tear and smite, Let the gentle $esus, bless your dynamite. S"linter skulls with shra"nel, fertili<e the sod; 2olks who do not s"eak your tongue, deser&e the curse of 4od. Smash the doors of e&ery home, "retty maidens sei<e; -se your might and sacred right to treat them as you "lease.
3nward, 6hristian soldiers, (at and drink your fill; 1ob with bloody fingers, 6hrist 3. 5. s the bill. Steal the farmer s sa&ings, take their grain and meat; (&en though the children star&e, the Sa&iour s bums must eat. *urn the "easant s cottages, or"hans lea&e bereft; In $eho&ah s holy name, wreak ruin right and left. 3nward, 6hristian soldiers, )rench the land with gore; 9ercy is a weakness all the gods abhor. *ayonet the babies, !ab the mothers, too; Hoist the cross of 6al&ary to hallow all you do. 2ile your bullets noses flat, "oison e&ery well; 4od decrees your enemies must all go "lumb to hell. 3nward, 6hristian soldiers, *lighting all you meet, #ram"ling human freedom under "ious feet. =raise the Lord whose dollar sign du"es his fa&ored race, 9ake the foreign trash res"ect your bullion brand of grace. #rust in mock sal&ation, ser&e as "irates tools; History will say of you8 .#hat "ack of 4-- d--- fools..
W)7<27S )f T62 W)7L* > +ir8 .Lillibulero. ? *y 6onnell Stand u", ye toilers, why crouch ye like cra&ens? %hy clutch an e7istence of insult and want? %hy stand to be "lucked by an army of ra&ens, 3r hoodwink d fore&er by twaddle and cant? #hink of the wrongs ye bear, #hink on the rags ye wear, #hink on the insults endur d from your birth; #oiling in snow and rain, 1earing u" hea"s of grain, +ll for the tyrants who grind you to earth. 'our brains are as keen as the brains of your masters, In swiftness and strength ye sur"ass them by far; 'e &e bra&e hearts to teach you to laugh at disasters, 'e &astly outnumber your tyrants in war. %hy, then, like cowards stand, -sing not brain or hand, #hankful like dogs when they throw you a bone? %hat right ha&e they to take
#hings that ye toil to make? 5now ye not, workers, that all is your own? 1ise in your might, brothers, bear it no longer; +ssemble in masses throughout the whole land; Show these inca"ables who are the stronger %hen workers and idlers confronted shall stand. #hro 6astle, 6ourt and Hall, 3&er their acres all, 3nwards we ll "ress like wa&es of the sea, 6laiming the wealth we &e made, (nding the s"oiler s trade; Labor shall trium"h and mankind be free.
.%ar is Hell. for the workers. Let us make the 6lass %ar a nightmare for the masters. .#he "oor--is any country his? %hat are to me your glories and your industries--they are not mine..
S)L4*A74T0 F)72>27 *y 1al"h H. 6ha"lin > #une8 .$ohn *rown s *ody. ? %hen the -nion s ins"iration through the worker s blood shall run, #here can be no "ower greater anywhere beneath the sun, 'et what force on earth is weaker than the feeble strength of one? *ut the -nion makes us strong. 6H31-S Solidarity fore&er, Solidarity fore&er, Solidarity fore&er, 2or the -nion makes us strong. Is there aught we hold in common with the greedy "arasite %ho would lash us into serfdom and would crush us with his might? Is there anything left for us but to organi<e and fight? 2or the -nion makes us strong.
It is we who "lowed the "rairies; built the cities where they trade, )ug the mines and built the worksho"s; endless miles of railroad laid. /ow we stand, outcast and star&ing, mid the wonders we ha&e made; *ut the -nion makes us strong. +ll the world that s owned by idle drones, is ours and ours alone. %e ha&e laid the wide foundations; built it skywards, stone by stone. It is ours, and not to sla&e in, but to master and to own, %hile the -nion makes us strong. #hey ha&e taken untold millions that they ne&er toiled to earn. *ut without our brain and muscle not a single wheel can turn. %e can break their haughty "ower; gain our freedom, when we learn #hat the -nion makes us strong. In our hands is "laced a "ower greater than their hoarded gold; 4reater than the might of armies, magnified a thousand fold. %e can bring to birth the new world from the ashes of the old, 2or the -nion makes us strong.
T62 W64T2 SLA>2 *y $oe Hill > +ir8 .9eet 9e #onight in )reamland. ? 3ne little girl, fair as a "earl, %orked e&ery day in a laundry; +ll that she made for food she "aid, So she sle"t on a "ark bench so soundly; +n old "rocuress s"ied here:sic; there, She came and whis"ered in her ear8 6H31-S 6ome with me now, my girly, )on t slee" out in the cold; 'our face and tresses curly %ill bring you fame and gold, +utomobiles to ride in, diamonds and silk to wear,
'ou ll be a star bright, down in the red light, 'ou ll make your fortune there. Same little girl, no more a "earl, %alks all alone long the ri&er, 2i&e years ha&e flown, her health is gone, She would look at the water and shi&er, %hene er she d sto" to rest and slee", She d hear a &oice call from the dee"8 6H31-S 4irls in this way, fall e&ery day, +nd ha&e been falling for ages, %ho is to blame? 'ou know his name, It s the boss that "ays star&ation wages. + homeless girl can always hear #em"tations calling e&erywhere. 6H31-S
)>27ALLS A;* S;&FF >#une8 .%earing of the 4reen.? 3ne day as I was walking along the railroad track, I met a man in %heatland with his blankets on his back, He was an old-time ho" "icker, I d seen his face before, I knew he was a wobbly, by the button that he wore. *y the button that he wore, by the button that he wore, I knew he was a wobbly, by the button that he wore. He took his blankets off his back and sat down on the rail +nd told us some sad stories bout the workers down in !ail. He said the way they treat them there, he ne&er saw the like, 2or they re "utting men in "rison !ust for going out on strike, $ust for going out on strike, !ust for going out on strike, #hey re "utting men in "rison, !ust for going out on strike. #hey ha&e sentenced 2ord and Suhr, and they &e got them in the "en, If they catch a wobbly in their burg, they &ag him there and then. #here is one thing I can tell you, and it makes the bosses sore, +s fast as they can "inch us, w e can always get some more. %e can always get some more, we can always get some more,
+s fast as they can "inch us, we can always get some more. 3h, Horst and )urst are mad as hell, they don t know what to do. +nd the rest of those ho" barons are all feeling mighty blue. 3h, we &e tied u" all their ho" fields, and the scabs refuse to come, +nd we re going to kee" on striking till we "ut them on the bum. #ill we "ut them on the bum, till we "ut them on the bum, %e re going to kee" on striking till we "ut them on the bum. /ow we &e got to stick together, boys, and stri&e with all our might, %e must free 2ord and Suhr, boys, we re got to win this fight. 2rom these scissor bill ho" barons we are taking no more bluff, %e ll "ick no more damned ho"s for them, for o&eralls and snuff, 2or our o&eralls and snuff, for our o&eralls and snuff, %e ll "ick no more damned ho"s for them, for o&eralls and snuff.
*);+T TA<2 ,0 -A-A AWA0 F7), ,2 %ords and 9usic by $oe Hill >%ritten !ust before his e7ecution? + little girl with her father stayed, in a cabin across the sea, Her mother dear in the cold gra&e lay; with her father she s always be-*ut then one day the great war broke out and the father was told to go; #he little girl "leaded--her father she needed. She begged, cried and "leaded so8 6H31-S. )on t take my "a"a away from me, don t lea&e me there all alone. He has cared for me so tenderly e&er since mother was gone. /obody e&er like him can be, no one can so with me "lay. )on t take my "a"a away from me; "lease don t take "a"a away.
Her tender "leadings were all in &ain, and her father went to the war. He ll ne&er kiss her good night again, for he fell mid the cannon s roar. 4reater a soldier was ne&er born, but his bra&e heart was "ierced one day; +nd as he was dying, he heard some one crying, + girl s &oice from far away8 6H31-S.
T62 6)-2 )F T62 A52S *y (. /esbit >#une8 .#hree 6heers for the 1ed, %hite and *lue.? If you dam u" the ri&er of "rogress-+t your "eril and cost let It be; #hat ri&er must seawards des"ite you-#will break down your dams and be free; +nd we heed not the "itiful barriers #hat you in its way ha&e downcast; 2or your efforts but add to the torrent, %hose flood must o&erwhelm you at last. 6H31-S. 2or our banner is rais d and unfurled; +t your head our defiance is hurled; 3ur cry is the cry of the ages-3ur ho"e is the ho"e of the world. %e laugh in the face of the forces #hat strengthen the flood they o""ose; 2or the harder o""ression the fiercer #he current will be when it flows. %e shall win, and the tyrant s battalions %ill scatter like chaff in the fight, 2rom which the true Soldiers of 2reedom Shall gather new courage and might. %hether leading the &an of the fighters, In bitterest stress of the strife; 3r "atiently bearing the burden 3f changelessly common"lace life, 3ne ho"e we ha&e e&er before us, 3ur aim to attain and fulfill, 3ne watchword we cherish to mark us, 3ne kindred and brotherhood still.
%hat matter if failure on failure 6rowd closely u"on us and "ress? %hen a hundred ha&e bra&ely been beaten #he hundred and first wins success. 3ur watchword is .2reedom.; new soldiers 2lock each day where her flag is unfurled, 3ur cry is the cry of the ages, 3ur ho"e is the ho"e of the world.
ST&;5 7456T *y $oe Hill >+ir8 .Sunlight, Sunlight.? %hen I was hiking round the town to find a !ob one day, I saw a sign .+ thousand men are wanted right away,. #o take a tri" around the world in -ncle Sammy s fleet, I signed my name a do<en times u"on a great big sheet. 6H31-S. Stung right, stung right, S-#---/-4, Stung right, stung right, (. A. 9ark, that s me; %hen my term is o&er, and again I m free, #here ll be no more tri"s around the world for me. #he man he said, .#he -. S. fleet, that is no "lace for sla&es, #he only thing you ha&e to do is stand and watch the wa&es.. *ut in the morning, fi&e o clock, they woke me from my snoo<e, #o scrub the deck and "olish brass and shine the ca"tain s shoes. 3ne day a dude in uniform to me commenced to shout, I sim"ly "lugged him in the !aw and knocked him down and out; #hey slammed me right in irons then and said, .'ou are a case.. 3n bread and water then I li&ed for twenty-se&en days. 3ne day the ca"tain said, .#oday I ll show you something nice, +ll hands line u", we ll go ashore and ha&e some e7ercise.. He made us run for se&en miles as fast as we could run, +nd with a "acking on our back that weighed a half a ton. Some time ago when -ncle Sam he had a war with S"ain, +nd many of the boys in blue were in the battle slain, /ot all w be killed by bullets, though; no, not by any
means, #he biggest "art that died were killed by +rmour s =ork and *eans.
T62 )-T4,4ST4# LAB)74T2S *y $ohn 2. 5endrick >#une8 .#he Har" #hat 3nce #hrough #ara s Halls.? %e ll sing the "raise of future days, #he ha""y times to be, %hen e&ery man shall guard the "lan #hat e&ery man be free. %e ha&e no ties beyond the skies, 3ur lo&es and ho"es are here; /o holy fool can make us drool #he dismal hymns of fear. %ith ready hand we take our stand #o ho"e and work and fight; +nd while we li&e, our strength we ll gi&e 2or liberty and right. %e make all wealth, conser&e all health, *y cunning craft and trade; %e bring all !oys, for we re the boys 3f hammer, brush and s"ade. #hen li&e the "art that warms the heart, +nd wakens manhood s "ride8 +ll /ature s laws confirm the cause 2or which our comrades died. Some day we ll own the fields we &e sown, %hen hunger s rule is "ast; /o child shall sla&e to feed a kna&e, %hen man is free at last.
T62 ?BLA;<2T ST4FF? He built the road, %ith others of his class he built the road, /ow o er it, many a weary mile, he "acks his load, 6hasing a !ob, s"urred on by hunger s goad, He walks and walks and walks and walks +nd wonders why in Hell he built the road.
#AS20 $);2S%%T62 &;4); S#AB *y $oe Hill #he %orkers on the S. =. Line to strike sent out a call; *ut 6asey $ones, the engineer, he wouldn t strike at all; His boiler it was leaking, and its dri&ers on the bum, +nd his engine and its bearings, they were all out of "lumb. 6H31-S. 6asey $ones ke"t his !unk "ile running; 6asey $ones was working double time; 6asey $ones got a wooden medal, 2or being good and faithful on the S. =. line. #he %orkers said to 6asey8 .%on t you hel" us win this strike?. *ut 6asey said8 .Let me alone, you d better take a hike.. #hen some one "ut a bunch of railroad ties across the track, +nd 6asey hit the ri&er with an awful crack. 6asey $ones hit the ri&er bottom; 6asey $ones broke his blooming s"ine, 6asey $ones was an +ngeleno, He took a tri" to hea&en on the S. =. line. %hen 6asey $ones got u" to hea&en to the =early 4ate, He said .I m 6asey $ones, the guy that "ulled the S. =. freight.. .'ou re !ust the man,. said =eter; .our musicians went on strike; 'ou can get a !ob a-scabbing any time you like.. 6asey $ones got a !ob in hea&en; 6asey $ones was doing mighty fine; 6asey $ones went scabbing on the angels, $ust like he did to workers on the S. =. line. #he angels got together, and they said it wasn t fair, 2or 6asey $ones to go around a-scabbing e&erywhere. #he +ngels -nion /o. BC, they sure were there, +nd they "rom"tly fired 6asey down the 4olden Stair. 6asey $ones went to Hell a-flying. .6asey $ones,. the )e&il said, .3h fine; 6asey $ones, get busy sho&eling sul"hur; #hat s what you get for scabbing on the S. =. line..
4T 4S T62 &;4); *y 1ichard *ra<ier >#une8 .%e Ha&e a /a&y.?
Sing a song in "raise of toiling masses, Sing a song about our sons of toil; Sing of wrongs done to the working classes, %rongs that make our hearts boil. %e ha&e always borne the blows and lashes/o more we ll "atient stand, *ut on e&ery hand, throughout this s"lendid land, %e sons of toil will make our stand. #hen in our glory will we tower, %hat will be the secret of our "ower? 6H31-S. It is the -nion, the Industrial -nion-3ur banner is unfurled. %e will unite in all our s"lendid might In the Industrial %orkers of the %orld. %e ha&e a union, a fighting union, +nd our masters know that, too. It will kee" them in their "lace %hen they know they ha&e to face 3ur union of workingmen that s true. 2or countless years and ages we &e been ensla&ed *eneath the ca"italistic rule; %e, the strong, cringing to those men de"ra&ed. In whose hands we ha&e e&er been a tool. *ut the day of liberty is dawning-2reedom now draws nigh. %e must unite to win the fight-%age sla&ery then will die. #hen in our glory will we tower; 4reat will be the workers "ower.
+n eight-hour day for all em"loyed workers would "ut thousands of the unem"loyed to work. W2 W4LL S4;5 );2 S);5 *y $oe Hill >+ir8 .9y 3ld 5entucky Home.? %e will sing one song of the meek and humble sla&e, #he horn-handed son of the toil, He s toiling hard from the cradle to the gra&e, *ut his master rea"s the "rofits from his toil. #hen we ll sing one song of the greedy master class,
#hey re &agrants in broadcloth, indeed, #hey li&e by robbing the e&er-toiling mass, Human blood they s"ill to satisfy their greed. 6H31-S. 3rgani<e, 3h, toilers, come organi<e your might; #hen we ll sing one song of the workers commonwealth. 2ull of beauty, full of lo&e and health. %e will sing one song of the "olitician sly, He s talking of changing the laws; (lection day all the drinks and smokes he ll buy, %hile he s li&ing from the sweat of your brow. #hen we ll sing one song of the girl below the line, She s scorned and des"ised e&erywhere, %hile in their mansions the .kee"ers. wine and dine 2rom the "rofits that immoral traffic bear. %e will sing one song of the "reacher, fat and sleek, He tells you of homes in the sky. He says, .*e generous, be lowly, and be meek, If you don t you ll sure get roasted when you die.. #hen we ll sing one song of the "oor and ragged tram", He carries his home on his back; #oo old to work, he s not wanted round the cam", So he wanders without aim along the track. %e will sing one song of the children in the mills, #hey re taken from "laygrounds and schools, In tender years made to go the "ace that kills, In the sweatsho"s, mong the looms and the s"ools. #hen we ll sing one song of the 3ne *ig -nion 4rand, #he ho"e of the toiler and sla&e, It s coming fast; it is swee"ing sea and land, #o the terror of the grafter and the kna&e.
T62 72B2L 547L %ords and 9usic by $oe Hill >6o"yrighted, @D@E? #here are women of many descri"tions In this queer world, as e&eryone knows, Some are li&ing in beautiful mansions, +nd are wearing the finest of clothes. #here are blue blooded queens and "rincesses, %ho ha&e charms made of diamonds and "earl; *ut the only and thoroughbred lady Is the 1ebel 4irl.
6H31-S. #hat s the 1ebel 4irl, that s the 1ebel 4irl, #o the working class she s a "recious "earl. She brings courage, "ride and !oy #o the fighting 1ebel *oy. %e &e had girls before, but we need some more In the Industrial %orkers of the %orld. 2or it s great to fight for freedom %ith a 1ebel 4irl. 'es, her hands may be hardened from labor, +nd her dress may not be &ery fine; *ut a heart in her bosom is beating #hat is true to her class and her kind. +nd the grafters in terror are trembling %hen her s"ite and defiance she ll hurl; 2or the only and thoroughbred lady Is the 1ebel 4irl. %ords and 9usic of .#he 1ebel 4irl. may be obtained in "o"ular sheet from by a""lying to I. %. %. =ublishing *ureau. =rice, BF cents. W2+72 72A*0 >+ir8 .Soldier s Song.? 6ourage and honor to him who s !ailed; 3ur hearts shall cheer him and cry .+ll Hail,. 3ur hands shall hel" to win the fight-%e re ready to fight, we re ready to die 2or Liberty.
WA52 W)7<27S, #),2 $)4; T62 &;4); >#une8 .*attle Hymn of the 1e"ublic.? %e ha&e seen the rea"er toiling in the heat of summer sun, %e ha&e seen his children needy when the har&esting was done, %e ha&e seen a mighty armor dying, hel"less, one by one, %hile their flag went marching on. 6H31-S. %age workers, come !oin the union,
%age workers, come !oin the union, %age workers, come !oin the union, Industrial %orkers of the %orld. 3, the army of the wretched, how they swarm the city street-%e ha&e seen them in the midnight, where the 4oths and 0andals meet; %e ha&e shuddered in the darkness at the noises of their feet, *ut their cause went marching on. 3ur sla&ers marts are em"ty, human flesh no more is sold, %here the dealer s fatal hammer wakes the clink of lea"ing gold, *ut the sla&ers of the "resent more relentless "owers hold, #hough the world goes marching on. *ut no longer shall the children bend abo&e the whi<<ing wheel, %e will free the weary women from their bondage under steel; In the mines and in the forest worn and hel"less man shall feel #hat his cause is marching on. #hen lift your eyes, ye toilers, in the desert hot and drear, 6atch the cool winds from the mountains. Hark, the ri&er s &oice is near; Soon we ll rest beside the fountain and the dreamland will be here +s we go marching on.
T62 -A7AS4T2S *y $ohn (. /ordquist >#une8 .+nnie Laurie.? =arasites in this fair country, lice from honest labor s sweat; #here are some who ne&er labor, yet labor s "roduct get; #hey ne&er star&e or free<e, nor face the wintry bree<e; #hey are well fed, clothed and sheltered, +nd they do whate er they "lease.
#hese "arasites are li&ing, in lu7ury and state; %hile millions star&e and shi&er, and moan their wretched fate; #hey know not why they die, nor do they e&er try #heir lot in life to better; #hey only mourn and sigh. #hese "arasites would &anish and lea&e this grand old world, If the workers fought together, and the scarlet flag unfurled; %hen in 3ne -nion grand, the working class shall stand, #he "arasites will &anish. +nd the workers rule the land.
&- F7), 0)&7 <;22S= *y 1al"h H. 6ha"lin >+ir8 .Song of a #housand 'ears.? -" from your knees, ye cringing serfmen, %hat ha&e ye gained by whines and tears? 1ise, they can ne&er break our s"irits #hough they should try a thousand years. 6H31-S + thousand years, then s"eed the &ictory, /othing can sto" us nor dismay. +fter the winter comes the s"ringtime; +fter the darkness comes the day. *reak ye your chains; strike off your fetters; *eat them to swords--the foe a""ears-Sla&es of the world, arise and crush him; 6rush him or ser&e a thousand years. $oin in the fight--the 2inal *attle. %elcome the fray with ringing cheers. #hese are the times al 2reemen dreamed of-2ought to attain a thousand years. *e ye "re"ared; be not unworthy,-4reater the task when trium"h nears. 9aster the earth, 3 9en of Labor,-Long ha&e ye learned--a thousand years. 3&er the hills the sun is rising 3ut of the gloom the light a""ears. See, at your feet the world is waiting,-*ought with your blood a thousand years.
*&,- T62 B)SS2S )FF 0)&7 BA#< *y $ohn *rill >#une8 .#ake It to the Lord in =rayer.? +re you "oor, forlorn and hungry? +re there lots of things you lack? Is your life made u" of misery? #hen dum" the bosses off your back. +re your clothes all "atched and tattered? +re you li&ing in a shack? %ould you ha&e your troubles scattered? #hen dum" the bosses off your back. +re you almost s"lit asunder? Loaded like a long-eared !ack? *oob--why don t you buck like thunder? +nd dum" the bosses off your back. +ll the agonies you suffer, 'ou can end with one good whack-Stiffen u", you orn ry duffer-+nd dum" the bosses off your back.
#he I.%.%. hits the boss in the latitude of his hi" where he carries his greenware. 6A7<= T62 BATTL2%#70 4S 74;54;5= *y H. S. Salt >+ir8 .9arch of the 9en of Harlech.? Hark, the battle-cry is ringing, Ho"e within our bosoms s"ringing, *ids us !ourney forward, singing-)eath to tyrants might, #ho we wield not s"ear nor sabre, %e the sturdy sons of Labor, Hel"ing e&ery man his neighbor, Shirk not from the fight, See our homes before us; %i&es and babes im"lore us; So firm we stand in heart and hand, +nd swell the dauntless chorus8 6H31-S
9en of Labor, young or hoary, %ould ye win a name in story? Strike for home, for life, for glory, $ustice, 2reedom, 1ight, Long in wrath and des"eration, Long in hunger, shame, "ri&ation, Ha&e we borne the degradation 3f the rich man s s"ite; /ow, disdaining useless sorrow, Ho"e from brighter thoughts we ll borrow; 3ften shines the fairest morrow +fter stormiest night. #yrant hearts, take warning, /obler days are dawning; Heroic deeds, sublimer creeds, Shall herald 2reedom s morning,
If you would be informed of the e&ery-day struggles, the theory and ultimate aim of the 1e&olutionary Labor 9o&ement, you must read S3LI)+1I#'. 2>270B)*0+S $)4;4;5 4T *y $oe Hill >+ir8 .(&erybody s )oin It.? 2ellow workers, can t you hear, #here is something in the air. (&erywhere you walk, e&erybody talk *out the I.%.%. #hey ha&e got a way to strike #hat the master doesn t like-(&erybody stick, that s the only trick, +ll are !oining it now. 6H31-S. (&erybody s !oining it, $oining what? $oining it, (&erybody s !oining it, $oining what? $oining it, 3ne *ig -nion; that s the workers choice, 3ne *ig -nion; that s the only noise, 3ne *ig -nion; shout with all your &oice; 9ake a noise, make a noise, make a noise, boys, (&erybody s !oining it, $oining what? $oining it, (&erybody s !oining it, $oining what? $oining it, $oining in this union grand,
*oys and girls in e&ery land; +ll the workers hand in hand-(&erybody s !oining it now. #h *oss is feeling mighty blue, He don t know !ust what to do. %e ha&e got his goat, got him by the throat, Soon he ll work or go star&ing. $oin I.%.%., )on t let bosses trouble you, 6ome and !oin with us--e&erybody does-'ou &e got nothing to lose. %ill the 3ne *ig -nion grow? 9ister *onehead wants to know. %ell, %hat do you think, of that funny gink +sking such foolish questions? %ill it grow ? %ell, Look a here, *rand new unions e&erywhere, *etter take a hunch, !oin the fighting bunch, 2ight for 2reedom and 1ight.
A. F. )F L. S0,-AT60 *y *. L. %eber >#une8 .+ll I 4ot %as Sym"athy.? *ill *rown was a worker in a great big sho", %here there worked two thousand others; #hey all belonged to the +.2. of L., +nd they called each other .brothers.. 3ne day *ill *rown s union went out on strike, +nd they went out for higher "ay; +ll the other crafts remained on the !ob, +nd *ill *rown did sadly say8 6H31-S +ll we got was sym"athy; So we were bound to lose, you see; +ll the others had craft autonomy, 3r else they would ha&e struck with glee, *ut I got good and hungry, +nd no craft unions go for me. 4ee, +in t it hell, in the +. 2. of L. +ll you get is sym"athy. *ill *rown was a thinker, and he was not a fool, +nd fools there are many, we know. So he decided the +.2. of L.
+nd its craft di&isions must go. Industrial -nions are !ust the thing, %here the workers can all !oin the fight; So now on the soa" bo7 boldly he stands, + singing with all of his might8 6H31-S
#here are but two nations, a nation of 9asters and a nation of Sla&es. 3ne acti&e agitating worker in the industry, is worth a do<en in the !ungle. 3ne *ig -nion, 3ne (nemy--#he *oss. $)6; 5)L*2; A;* T62 LAW72;#2 ST74<2 *y $oe Hill >#une8 .+ Little #alk %ith $esus.? In Lawrence, when the star&ing masses struck for more to eat +nd wooden-headed %ood he tried the strikers to defeat, #o Sammy 4om"ers wrote and asked him what he thought, +nd this is !ust the answer that the mailman brought8 6H31-S + little talk with 4olden 9akes it right, all right; He ll settle any strike, If there s coin in sight; $ust take him u" to dine +nd e&erything is fine-+ little talk with 4olden 9akes it right, all right. #he "reachers, co"s and money-kings were working hand in hand, #he boy in blue, with stars and stri"es were sent by -ncle Sam; Still things were looking blue, cause e&ery striker knew #hat wea&ing cloth with bayonets is hard to do. $ohn 4olden had with 9r. %ood a "ri&ate inter&iew, He told him how to bust u" the .I double double -.. He came out in a while and wore the 4olden smile. He said8 .I &e got all labor leaders skinned a mile.. $ohn 4olden "ulled a bogus strike with all his ."inks and stools.. He thought the rest would follow like a bunch of cra<y fools.
*ut to his great sur"rise the .foreigners. were wise, In one big solid union they were organi<ed. 6H31-S 32 L+S# 0(1S( #hat s one time 4olden did not 9ake it right, all right; In s"ite of all his schemes #he strikers won the fight. %hen all the workers stand -nited hand in hand, #he world with all its wealth %ill be at their command.
W)7<27S )F T62 W)7L*, &;4T2 *y %alquist >#une8 .Lo&e 9e and the %orld Is 9ine.? I wander u" and down the street, #ill I ha&e blisters on my feet. 9y belly s em"ty, I &e no bed, /o "lace to rest my weary head. #here s millions like me wandering, %ho are dee"ly "ondering, 3h, what must we do to li&e? Shall the workers face star&ation, mis ry and "ri&ation, In a land so rich and fair? 6H31-S -nite, my 2ellow 9en, unite, #ake back your freedom and your right 'ou ha&e nothing to lose now, %orkers of the %orld, unite. 3h, workingmen, come organi<e, 3h, when, oh, when will you get wise? +re you still going to be a fool, +nd let the rich man o er you rule? It is time that you were waking, See the dawn is breaking, 6ome now, wake u" from your dream. +ll this wealth belong to toilers, +nd not to the s"oilers, %age sla&es throw your chains away. 6H31-S -nite, my 2ellow 9an, unite, +nd crush the greedy tyrant s might. #he earth belongs to Labor,
%orkers of the %orld, unite.
)3/ # 2314(# that you ha&e been u" against it this winter. How about ne7t winter? LAB)7+S *4@42 *y 6harles 9. 1obinson %ork away down South in the land of cotton, .6iti<en s Leagues. and all that s rotten, %ork away, day by day, nary "ay, )i7ie land; %ork away down South in )i7ie, %ork away, nary "ay, In )i7ie land the children toil +nd the mothers moil in )i7ie land, %ork away, day by day, nary "ay down South in )i7ie. 6H31-S %ork away, work away, away, away, +way down South in )i7ie, In )i7ie land let s take our stand +nd li&e and die for )i7ie, In )i7ie land is the )emocratic "arty, 3rgani<ed to make the darkie %ork away, day by day, nary "ay, )i7ie land; %ork away down South in )i7ie, %ork away, nary "ay, In )i7ie land it grinds and grabs +nd burns and stabs in )i7ie land, %ork away, day by day, nary "ay down South in )i7ie. In )i7ie land is the thief land-holder--sed to be bold, but he s now grown bolder, %ork away, day by day, nary "ay, )i7ie land; %ork away down South in )i7ie, %ork away, nary "ay, In )i7ie land he drags white .tram"s. 3ff to his cam"s in )i7ie land, %ork away, day by day, nary "ay down South in )i7ie. *ut in )i7ie land we re organi<ing, Soon results will be sur"rising, %ork away, day by day, it will "ay, )i7ie land; %ork away, day by day, it will "ay down South in )i7ie. %ork away down South in )i7ie, %ork away, it will "ay,
2or in )i7ie land we ll strike the blow-#he boss must go from )i7ie land--
T62 W)7<27S )F T62 W)7L* A72 ;)W AWA<4;5 *y 1ichard *ra<ier >#une8 .#he Shade of the 3ld +""le #ree.? #he %orkers of the %orld are now awaking; #he earth is shakin with their mighty tread. #he master class in great fear now are quaking, #he sword of )amocles hangs o er their head. #he toilers in one union are uniting, #o o&erthrow their cruel master s reign. In one union now they all are fighting, #he "roduct of their labor to retain. 6H31-S It s a union for true Liberty, It s a union for you and for me; It s the workers own choice, It s for girls and for boys, %ho want freedom from wage sla&ery; +nd we march with a 1ed 2lag ahead, 6ause the blood of all nations is red-6ome and !oin in the fray, 6ome and !oin us today, %e are fighting for 2reedom and *read. #he master class in fear ha&e ke"t us shaking, 2or long in bondage they held us fast; *ut the fight the Industrial %orkers are now making %ill make our chains a relic of the "ast. Industrial unionism now is calling, #he toilers of the world they hear its cry. In line with the Industrial %orkers they are falling, *y their "rinci"les to stand or fall and die.
)3/ # 2314(# that eight hours a day would "ut thousands to work. %hy does a short work day and a long "ay always go together?
-A4;T +27 72* *y 1al"h H. 6ha"lin >#une8 .9arching #hrough 4eorgia.? 6ome with us, you workingmen, and !oin the rebel band; 6ome, you discontented ones, and gi&e a hel"ing hand, %e march against the "arasite to dri&e him from the land. %ith 3/( *I4 I/)-S#1I+L -/I3/, 6H31-S Hurrah, hurrah, we re going to "aint er red, Hurrah, hurrah, the way is clear ahead-%e re gaining sho" democracy and liberty and bread %ith 3/( *I4 I/)-S#1I+L -/I3/, In factory and field and mine we gather in our might, %e re on the !ob and know the way to win the hardest fight, 2or the beacon that shall guide us out of darkness into light, Is 3/( *I4 I/)-S#1I+L -/I3/, 6ome on, you fellows, get in line; we ll fill the boss with fears; 1ed s the color of our flag, it s stained with blood and tears-%e ll flout it in his ugly mug and ring our loudest cheers 2or 3/( *I4 I/)-S#1I+L -/I3/, .Sla&es. they call us .working "lugs,. inferior by birth, *ut when we hit their "ocketbooks we ll s"oil their smiles of mirth-%e ll sto" their dirty di&idends and dri&e them from the earth %ith 3/( *I4 I/)-S#1I+L -/I3/, %e hate their rotten system more than any mortals do, 3ur aim is not to "atch it u", but build it all anew, +nd what we ll ha&e for go&ernment, when finally we re through, Is 3/( *I4 I/)-S#1I+L -/I3/,
5);2 A72 T62 *A0S *y 1ichard *ra<ier >#une8 .3ld *lack $oe.? 4one are the days, when the master class could say, .%e ll work you long hours for little "ay; %e ll work you all day and half the night as well.. *ut I hear the workers &oices saying, .'ou will, like Hell..
6H31-S 2or we re going, we re going to take an eight hour day. %e surely will sur"rise the *oss some first of 9ay. /ow, workmen, it s u" to you to say If you want a general eight hour day. +s soon as you are ready, we are with you heart and hand. +ll you ha&e to do is to !oin our -nion grand. 6H31-S /ow, workingmen, we are working far too long; #hat s why we &e got this &ast unem"loyed throng. 4i&e e&ery worker a chance to work each day; Let s all !oin together and to the *oss all say, 6H31-S
SAB)TA52 9ake it too e7"ensi&e for the boss to take the li&es and liberty of the workers. Sto" the endless court trials by using the %ooden Shoe on the !ob. Secure a bundle order of Solidarity each week for distribution, one and one-half cents "er co"y. .%ar is Hell.. Let the ca"italists go to war to "rotect their own "ro"erty.
T62 W)7<27S+ BATTL2 #70 F)7 F722*), *y 4eo. 4. +llen >+ir8 .Shouting the *attle 6ry of 2reedom.? 'es, we ll rally from the mines, boys, and fields of wa&ing grain, #o shout the %orkers battle cry for freedom. +nd we ll rally from the worksho"s where millions ha&e been slain, #o shout the %orkers battle cry for freedom. 6H31-S 3ne -nion fore&er, Hurrah, boys, Hurrah, )own with #radition, Let s raise the %ooden 6law. #hen we ll rally from the sweat sho"s, from brush to =oor 9an s Lane, #o shout the %orkers battle cry for freedom. %e shall rally to the call, boys, on e&ery sea and shore. #o shout the %orkers battle cry for freedom.
%e shall stand with folded arms and for 9asters sla&e no more, +nd shout the %orkers battle cry for freedom. 6H31-S %hen the world is standing still and the 9aster cries for "eace, Let s shout the %orkers battle cry for freedom. %hen he dons the o&eralls then the working class will cease #o shout the %orkers battle cry for freedom. S(63/) 6H31-S 3ne -nion fore&er, Hurrah, boys, Hurrah, )own with the 4unmen, Let s raise the %ooden =aw. %hen we &e gathered in the 6am", in the $ungle, on the #rain, Let s shout the %orkers battle cry for freedom.
#),2 $)4; T62,2 B45 &;4);, *) >#une8 .9y Hula Hula Lo&e.? *y 1ichard *ra<ier )own in Lawrence, 9assachusetts, where we held the %oolen #rust at bay +nd won a shorter day, and a big increase in "ay; %here the workers showed the shirkers !ust what they could do. In Little 2alls, too, they won the day. 6H31-S %orkers, oh workers, let s show this gang of shirkers %hat we can do with 3ne -nion true. 2or you our -nion is fighting, for you your wrongs we re righting; 6ome !oin the 3ne *ig -nion, do. )own in Louisiana, where the fighting lumber!acks do dwell, #heir labor "ower sell, in 5irby s "eon hell; %here the masters met disaster, when they met these workingmen who knew #hat 3ne *ig -nion true, could win the fray. #he women in the sweatsho"s, and the children working in the mills; #he stockyard s man who kills, the miner in the hills; 9ust stick together, in all weather; in 3ne *ig -nion they must fight
+gainst the master s might, they must unite.
)3/ # 2314(# that our fight is your fight. So let s fight together. 3rgani<e yourself and fellow workers on the !ob for higher wages, shorter hours and better conditions. )3/ # 2314(# that a short work day, and big "ay, always go together. WAL<4;5 ); T62 57ASS >#une8 .#he %earing of the 4reen.? In this blessed land of freedom where 5ing 9ammon wears the crown, #here are many ways illegal now to hold the "eo"le down. %hen the dudes of state militia are slow to come to time, #he law u"holding =inkertons are gathered from the slime. #here are wisely framed in!unctions that you must not lea&e your !ob, +nd a "eaceable assemblage is declared to be a mob, +nd 6ongress "assed a measure framed by some consummate ass, So they are clubbing men and women !ust for walking on the grass. In this year of slow star&ation, when a fellow look s for work, #he chances are a co" will grab his collar with a !erk; He will run him in for &agrancy, he is branded as a tram", +nd all the well-to-do will shout8 .It ser&es him right, the scam",. So we let the ruling class maintain the dignity of law, %hen the court decides against us we are filled with wholesome awe, *ut we cannot stand the outrage without a little sauce %hen they re clubbing men and women !ust for walking on the grass. #he "a"ers said the union men were all but anarchist, So the !ob trust "romised work for all who wouldn t enlist; *ut the ne7t day when the hungry horde surrounded city hall, He hedged and said he didn t "romise anything at all.
So the "owers that be are acting &ery queer to say the least-#hey should go and read their *ible and all about *elsha<<ar s feast, +nd when mene tekel at length shall come to "ass, #hey ll sto" clubbing men and women !ust for walking on the grass. L4B27T0 F)72>27 >+ir8 .+n&il 6horus.? %e broke the yoke of a "itiless class, +nd we burst all asunder our bonds and chains; 3ur organi<ation will win when it strikes, +nd no more shall a king or a crown remain--nited fast are we with bonds that naught can se&er; Long, loud and clear and far our battle cry rings e&er-Liberty for aye and aye, Liberty for e&er, Liberty for e&er, Shall be our battle cry. If 2reedom s road seems rough and hard, +nd strewn with rocks and thorns, #hen "ut your wooden shoes on, "ard, +nd you won t hurt your corns, #o organi<e and teach, no doubt, Is &ery good--that s true, *ut still we can t succeed without #he 4ood 3ld %ooden Shoe. $. Hill. &;4); S#ABS 9y dear brother, I am sorry to be under contract to hang you, but I know it will "lease you to hear that the scaffold is built by union car"enters, the ro"e bears the label and here is my card. T62 B);262A* W)7<4;5 ,A; 9r. Sla&e, 9r. Sla&e, listen to the call, 3f the bra&e to the bra&e; take the world for all. /ow you need the light and might to free all homeless working men, Look around, all around and see,
Hear the "ound, hear the sound of machinery. How the owners fool you, how they rule you. $ust hear the bosses blow. 6H31-S Hurry u", Hurry u", on my new machine. 9an, you re slow, boss is losing money. It dis"laces se&enty men. If you cannot s"eed u" you re fired then. 4o and look, go and look for another master. 4ood or bad, you sure will make him wealthy. It s 4od darned hard to wake you u". '3- 1( + *3/(H(+) %315I/4 9+/. 9r. Sla&e, 9r. Sla&e, hear the union grand. It s a wa&e, it s a wa&e rolling through the land. #his the masters fear we are here to free our class from sla&ery. 4et a book, get a book, read the word of light, #ake a look, take a look, !oin the band of might. 6ome and be a wobbly, then you ll "robably /ot let the bosses cry8 6H31-S 4.W.W. -2;;A;TS 2ull si<e red felt "ennants with large I. %. %. label and the wording, 3ne *ig -nion. %ith the design and wording in three colors this makes an attracti&e a""earance for demonstrations, and for decorating halls, etc. =rice BF cents each, "ost"aid. W6272 T62 F7AS27 74>27 FL)WS >#une8 .%here the 1i&er Shannon 2lows.? 2ellow workers "ay attention to what I m going to mention, 2or it is the fi7ed intention of the %orkers of the %orld. +nd I ho"e you ll all be ready, true-hearted, bra&e and steady, #o gather round our standard when the 1ed 2lag is unfurled. 6H31-S %here the 2raser ri&er flows, each fellow worker knows, #hey ha&e bullied and o""ressed us, but still our -nion grows. +nd we re going to find a way, boys, for shorter hours and
better "ay, boys; +nd we re going to win the day, boys; where the ri&er 2raser flows. 2or these gunny-sack contractors ha&e all been dirty actors, +nd they re not our benefactors, each fellow worker knows. So we &e got to stick together in fine or dirty weather, +nd we will show no white feather, where the 2raser ri&er flows. /ow the boss the law is stretching, bulls and "im"s he s fetching, +nd they are a fine collection, as $esus only knows. *ut why their mothers reared them, and why the de&il s"ared them, +re questions we can t answer, where the 2raser ri&er flows.
%hy should any worker be without the necessities of life when ten men can "roduce enough for a hundred? );2 B45 4;*&ST74AL &;4); *y 4. 4. +llen >+ir8 .9arching #hrough 4eorgia.? *ring the good old red book, boys, we ll sing another song. Sing it to the wage sla&e who has not yet !oined the throng 3f the re&olution that will swee" the world along, #o 3ne *ig Industrial -nion. 6H31-S Hooray, Hooray, #he truth will make you free. Hooray, Hooray, %hen will you workers see? #he only way you ll gain your economic liberty, Is 3ne *ig Industrial -nion. How the masters holler when they hear the dreadful sound 3f sabotage and direct action s"read the world around; #hey s getting ready to &amoose with ears close to the ground, 2rom 3ne *ig Industrial -nion. /ow the har&est String #rust they would mo&e to 4ermany. #he Silk *osses of =aterson, they also want to flee 2rom strikes and labor troubles, but they cannot get
away 2rom 3ne *ig Industrial -nion. 'ou migratory workers of the common labor clan, %e sing to you to !oin and be a fighting -nion 9an; 'ou must emanci"ate yourself, you "roletarian, %ith 3ne *ig Industrial -nion. 6H31-S Hooray, Hooray, Let s set the wage sla&e free. Hooray, Hooray, %ith e&ery &ictory %e ll hum the workers anthem till you finally must be In 3ne *ig Industrial -nion.
;)>2,B27 ;4;2T22;T6 *y $ohn (. /ordquist >#une8 .#he 1ed 2lag.? #hey &e shot $oe Hill, his life has fled, #hey &e filled his manly heart with lead; *ut his bra&e s"irit ho&ers near +nd bids each fellow worker cheer. 6H31-S 3n high the blood red banners wa&y, #he flag for which his life he ga&e; #he master class shall rue the day #hey took $oe Hillstrom s life away. /ow, fellow workers, shed no tear, 2or bra&e $oe Hill died without fear; He told the bosses gunmen, low8 .I m ready; fire, Let her go,. /o more $oe Hill shall "en the songs #hat "ictured all the workers wrongs; His mighty "en shall rust away, *ut all his songs are here to stay. /ow Salt Lake 6ity s 9ormon throngs 9ust list to $oe Hill s rebel songs; %hile angry sabs shall "rowl the night #o show the 3ne *ig -nion s might. 9arch on, march on, you mighty host, +nd organi<e from coast to coast; +nd $oe Hill s s"irit soon shall see #rium"hant Labor s &ictory.
.9ilitary "re"aredness. is a "art of the ."re"aredness of the ca"italist class. for larger and more intensi&e e7"loitation of labor. 3ne *ig -nion of the working class will be sufficient ."re"aredness. to enable the working class to o&ercome their enemy-3/ +/' 2I(L). $)2 64LL+S LAST W4LL >%ritten in his cell, /o&ember @G, @D@F, on the e&e of his e7ecution? 9y will is easy to decide, 2or there is nothing to di&ide. 9y kin don t need to fuss and moan-.9oss does not cling to a rolling stone.. 9y body? +h, If I could choose, I would to ashes it reduce, +nd let the merry bree<es blow 9y dust to where some flowers grow. =erha"s some fading flower then %ould come to life and bloom again. #his is my last and final will. 4ood luck to all of you, $3( HILL. .I ha&e li&ed like an artist; I shall die like an artist.. -- $oe Hill .)on t waste any time mourning-314+/IA(, .--$oe Hill %31)S +/) 9-SI6 I/ =3=-L+1 SH((# 2319 32 the following songs written by $oe Hill8 .#he 1ebel 4irl.. .)on t #ake 9y =a"a +way from 9e.. .%orkers of the %orld, +waken.. Single co"ies, BFc, F for H@.II, EI for H@I.II. I.%. %. =ublishing *ureau. 6)W T) $)4; T62 4.W.W. Any wage worker wishing to become a member of the Industrial Workers of the World, may proceed in the following manner !. If you live in a locality where there is a union of your industry already in exisence"sic#, apply to the secretary of that union. $e will furnish you with an application blank containing the
%reamble to the I. W. W. &onstitution and the two 'uestions which each candidate must answer in the affirmative. The 'uestions are as follows ()o you agree to abide by the constitution and regulations of this organi*ation+( (Will you diligently study its principles and make yourself ac'uainted with its purposes+( The initiation fee is fixed by the union, but cannot be more than ,-... in any instance, and is usually ,/.... The monthly dues cannot exceed ,!... and are in most unions -. cents. /. If there is no union of the I. W. W. in your vicinity, you may become a 0ember of the 1eneral 2ecruiting 3nion by making application to the 1eneral 4ecretary, whose address is given below. 5ou will be re'uired to answer affirmatively the two above 'uestions, and pay an initiation fee of6 ,/.... The monthly dues are -.c for membership. 7. 8etter still write to the 1eneral 4ecretary for a &harter Application 8lank. 1et no less than TW9:T5 signatures thereon, of bona fide wage workers in any one industry and send the charter application with the names to the 1eneral 4ecretary, with the ,!.... charter fee. 4upplies, constitutions and instructions will then be sent you, and you can proceed to organi*e the union. ;oin the I.W.W. )o it now< The address of the 1eneral 4ecretary=Treasurer of the I.W.W. is, Wm. ). $aywood, !..! W. 0adison 4treet, &hicago, Ill.
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