Now, workingmen, you know|
You live a life of misery,
So join the union of your class,
Determined to be free.
Don't let the master gouge your lives
For many years to come,
But organize upon the job
And put him on the bum.
It's the road to Emancipation,
It's the right way to go;
For the toilers to run the nation
And the world, both high and low.
Kick in, and do your duty;
For it's up to you and me--
It's the One Big Union of the Workers
That will bring prosperity.
2. Don't be a meek and lowly slave|
Like lots of those you meet;
Don't be a servile scissor bill
And lick the bosses' feet.
Don't let them starve you off the earth,
Don't fear their prison cell,
Make your laws in the union hall
The rest can go to hell.
3. Now, workingmen, the masters
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