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Sea Green Singers - Power in the Union - To see the score on two pages: Page 1 - Page 2 - an enlarged image, suitable for printing on A4 paper click on the image

1. There is power in a factory, power in the land
Power in the hands of the worker
But it all amounts to nothing if together we don't stand
There is power in a Union

2. Now the lessons of the past were all learned with workers' blood
The mistakes of the bosses we must pay for
From the cities and the farmlands to trenches full of mud
War has always been the bosses' way, sir

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The Union forever defending our rights
Stand with the picket, all workers unite
With our brothers and our sisters from many far off lands
There is power in a Union

 


3. Now I long for the morning when they realise
Oppression and injustice can't defeat us
But who'll defend the workers who cannot organise
When the bosses send their lackies out to cheat us?

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Money speaks for money, the Devil for his own
Who comes to speak for the flesh and the bone?
What a comfort to the widow, a light to the child
There is power in a Union

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