Paint 'Er Red

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Melody - "Marching Through Georgia", Seq. by Werner Tomaschewski
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Ralph H. Chaplin

Come with us, you workingmen,
And join the rebel band;
Come, you discontented ones,
And give a helping hand,
We march against the parasite
To drive him from the land.
With one big Industrial Union!
Chorus:
Hurrah! hurrah! we're going to paint 'er red!
Hurrah! hurrah! the way is clear ahead
We're gaining shop democracy and liberty and bread
With one big Industrial Union!

2. In factory and field and mine
We gather in our might,
We're on the job and know the way
To win the hardest fight,
For the beacon that shall guide us
Out of darkness into light,
Is one big Industrial Union!
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3. Come on, you fellows, get in line;
We'll fill the boss with fears;
Red's the color of our flag,
It's stained with blood and tears--
We'll flout it in his ugly mug
And ring our loudest cheers
For one big Industrial Union!
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4. "Slaves" they call us "working plugs,"
Inferior by birth,
But when we hit their pocketbooks
We'll spoil their smiles of mirth--
We'll stop their dirty dividends
And drive them from the earth
With one big Industrial Union!
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5. We hate their rotten system
More than any mortals do,
Our aim is not to patch it up,
But build it all anew,
And what we'll have for government,
When finally we're through,
Is one big Industrial Union!
Chorus:

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