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Joe Offer 05 Jul 17 - 03:45 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Rise Again (Tom Juravich)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Jul 17 - 03:45 AM

Notes: Rise Again
Tom Juravich wrote this song over 30 years ago, during Ronald Reagan's first term. In many ways, we have been "going back to where we began" since then – rates of unionism are as low as they were in the 1920s, and the gap between rich and poor is greater than at any time since the Depression.
But it's only now that we can see Juravich was right – the working folks of this country WILL rise again.
Music & lyrics: Tom Juravich

RISE AGAIN
(Tom Juravich)

CHORUS
I can feel the spirit building,
Soft as a whisper, loud as a roar
I can feel something a-stirrin',
Like I never have before
We've been quiet too long my friend
And the working folks of this country will rise again

We've been quiet for forty years now
You had the work, you gave us the pay
But with hard times round the corner
You think we've seen our better day
But we're not going back to where we began
And the working folks of this country will rise again

Now you tell me that you don't need me
You lay me off, no work you say
But you expect to see my head a-hangin'
As I pack and walk away
But with my brothers and sisters so proudly we'll stand
And the working folks of this country will rise again

Mother Jones and Lucy Parsons,
Old Joe Hill and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
They were old time union warriors
They gave no thought to givin' in
We will rekindle that spirit my friend
And the working folks of this country will rise again

I can feel the spirit building,
Soft as a whisper, loud as a roar
I can feel something a-stirrin',
Like I never have before
We've been quiet too long my friend
And the working folks of this country will rise again
We will rekindle that spirit my friend
And the working folks of this country will rise again

Source: http://seattlelaborchorus.org/publicfiles/lyrics___liner_notes.pdf


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