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Thread #19551   Message #200657
Posted By: Stewie
24-Mar-00 - 09:10 AM
Thread Name: Gospel Origin-Civil Rights & Labor Songs
Subject: Lyr Add: WE ARE BUILDING A STRONG UNION^^
The lyrics to 'We are building a strong union' are:

WE ARE BUILDING A STRONG UNION

We are building a strong union
We are building a strong union
We are building a strong union
Workers in the mill!

Every member makes us stronger (3)
Workers in the mill!

We won't budge until we conquer (3)
Workers in the mill!

We shall rise and gain our freedom (3)
Workers in the mill!

We are building a strong union (3)
Workers in the mill!

This song came out of a strike in Marion, North Carolina, in 1929.

[The mention of the name of that town reminds me of a humorous song called 'Entering Marion']

--Stewie.