Lyr Req: Union man by Hobo Jack Adkins
Subject: Union man by Hobo Jack Adkins|
Date: 02 Nov 96 - 06:34 PM
Subject: Lyr Add: UNION MAN|
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Jan 12 - 07:09 PM
I think this might be the song that was wanted:
As sung by The New Lost City Ramblers on "Modern Times" (1968)
I was movin' coal about three miles back, and the top was a-cavin' in,
And a voice said, "Jack, you better bend that back;" I said, "now, look-a here, bill.
I load my share, not one lot more; you can make me if you can.
One thing for sure: when the Lord made me, he made a union man."
I was digging a ditch for a gas line once and the sun was awful hot,
And the boss was lookin down my neck, as if to say, "Don't stop."
Well, the sweat was rollin' an' I got mad; I said, "Now, look-a here, Sam.
You can't scare me with your bloodshot eyes, because I'm a union man."
I was out on a date with a pretty little blonde; and she said, "Let's paint the town."
I said, "OK, honey; if you've got the money, I'll sure show you around."
Well, her face got red and then she said, "I don't understand."
I said, "OK, I'll set you straight: can't you see I'm a union man?"
Well, I got married not long ago; with my wife I took my stand.
When she said th'other day .... I said, "You're a-kiddin'; don't you know I'm a union man?"
Well, I got knots all over my head; got scratched-up face an' hands.
I'm at even(?) at home but I won't give in because I'm a union man.
Yes, I'm a red-hot union man; you'll chain me if you can.
A lot have tried and a lot of'm died because I'm a union man.
When they lay me down to rest, and my friends all gather round,
You'll hear them say as they pass by, "There lies a union man."
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Union man by Hobo Jack Adkins|
Date: 30 Jan 12 - 07:20 PM
Hobo Jack singing it on YouTube. Matches Jim's words real close.