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Utah Phillips

"There’s Power in the Union"

Would you have freedom from wage slavery
Then join in the grand Industrial band;
Would you from hunger and —
[Spoken interjection: Tell my how this song goes, dammit - I know this song as well as I know the Palm of my Hand, like I say, i'm getting a little fuzzy around the edges]
Would you from mis'ry and hunger be free
Come on! Do your share, lend a hand

There is power, there is power
In a band of working folk
When we stand, hand in hand
That's a power, that's a power
That must rule in every land —
One Industrial Union Grand

[Spoken:]
There is power, there is power
In a band of working folk
When we stand, hand in hand
That's a power, that's a power
That must rule in every land —
One Industrial Union Grand

There is power, there is power
In a band of working folk
When we stand, hand in hand
That's a power, that's a power
That must rule in every land —
One Industrial Union Grand

Oh, would you have mansions of gold in the sky
And live in a shack, that's a-way in the back?
Would you have wings up in heaven to fly
And starve here with rags on your back?
There is power, there is power

There is power, there is power
In a band of working folk
When we stand, hand in hand
That's a power, that's a power
That must rule in every land —
One Industrial Union Grand

Now, if you like sluggers to beat off your head
Then don't organize, all union despise
If you want nothin' before you are dead
Shake hands with your boss and look wise

But there is power, there is power
In a band of working folk
When we stand, hand in hand
That's a power, that's a power
That must rule in every land —
One Industrial Union Grand

Then come, all ye workers, from every land
And come join the grand Industrial band
Then we our share of this earth shall demand
Come on! Do your share, lend a hand

For there is power, there is power
In a band of working folk
When we stand, hand in hand
That's a power, that's a power
That must rule in every land —
One Industrial Union Grand

[Spoken: Power in the union]

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