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Thread #162732   Message #3874833
Posted By: GUEST,Brian Cartwright
02-Sep-17 - 10:29 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: All You Fascists Bound to Lose (W Guthrie
Subject: Lyr Add: 'You Fascists Bound to Lose'
Hi Mudcatters,

In a search for 21st century protest songs, I dusted off this one from Woody Guthrie. You can hear him singing much of it here, with chorus and Sonny Terry:

My own new verses for the age of racist neoliberalism are:

   People 'round the world have got a story they can tell,
   About this new world order making life a living hell,
   (You're bound to lose, you fascists bound to lose...)

   Taking people off the voting rolls for having the wrong kind of name,
   Won't take people long to see right through that racist game.
   (you're bound to lose...)

   Don't want to hurt your feelings, don't want to hurt your pride,
   But right now you've got us headed for a whole world suicide,
   (you're bound to lose...)

   To see you going 'round telling lies and making wars,
   You'd think that people don't know what their hearts and minds are for
   (you're bound to lose...)

So I tried this out last week at Pinewoods camp with the TradMaD crowd.
Doing a little searching I found more verses of Woody's as well that aren't on the YouTube version. I wouldn't put in poll taxes or guns but these verses may be adaptable to today as well:

Race hatred cannot stop us
This one thing we know
Your poll tax and Jim Crow
And greed has got to go
You're bound to lose
You fascists bound to lose.

I'm going into this battle
And take my union gun
We'll end this world of slavery
Before this battle's won
You're bound to lose
You fascists bound to lose!