Equality Road - double CD

Union ABCs

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Kristin Lems
2007-07-15
words/music Kristin Lems c 2007 Kleine Ding Music (BMI)

Story

Kids can learn important concepts at the same time they're learning their ABCs....

Lyrics

Union ABCs words and music by Kristin Lems © 2007 Kleine Ding Music (BMI)

It's time to learn your Union ABCs
Just sing them and repeat them till they come right out with ease
The more you study them, the more you will know
So here's the song, sing along, this is how it goes

It starts with A for Action
B for the Boycott's clout
C is for the Contract we will not work without
D is for Demands we make, like
E the Eight-hour day
And for Equal Rights and Equal Work with Equal Pay

F is for the Fight for a contract that is fair
G, it feels Good when we get there!
H is for our Heroes that we never will forget
I for their Integrity inspiring all they met

Like J, Joe Hill and Mother Mary Jones
Giving us, K, the Knowledge, that we are not alone
Fight like "L," Mother Jones would always say
In M, all of the Mines and Mills where workers toil away

Saying N, No, Nobody can treat me like a slave
O, go Organize from the cradle to the grave
P is for the Power of a Picket or a strike
And Q is for the Quality and pride in work done right

Singing "R" you with us? Tell me which said are you on?
S, Solidarity goes singing on and on
T and U, Talkin Union! And V's for Victory!
And W stands for "We Will Win" and soon the world will see
That if you sign your "X" on the union line
There's better days for you.
Y do we struggle? For bread and roses too.
Z is for the Zeal we feel when we sing this song
For now we've learned our ABCs,
The union makes us strong…

(out on Solidarity Forever)

 

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