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Lyr Req Power in a Union (Billy Bragg)

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Peter Fisher 02 Mar 99 - 09:38 AM
karen jonason 02 Mar 99 - 07:59 AM
O'Boyle 02 Mar 99 - 01:29 AM
Peter Fisher 01 Mar 99 - 10:45 PM
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Subject: RE: Lyr Req Billy Bragg's Power in a Union
From: Peter Fisher
Date: 02 Mar 99 - 09:38 AM

Thanks Rick. And I like your suggestion karen.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req Billy Bragg's Power in a Union
From: karen jonason
Date: 02 Mar 99 - 07:59 AM

Re. third verse of Power in the Union: I long for the morning when they realise Oppression and injustice can't defeat us

This fits in better!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req Billy Bragg's Power in a Union
From: O'Boyle
Date: 02 Mar 99 - 01:29 AM

I made the corrections in capitals. The lyrics are from the "Talking to the Taxman about Poetry" album.

And the lessons of the past were all learned WITH workers' blood,
MISTAKES of the bosses we must PAY FOR
FROM THE CITIES and the farmlands, the trenches full of mud
War has always been the bosses' WAY SIR.

I long for the morning THAT THEY realize
BRUTALITY AND unjust laws cannot defeat us
But Who'll defend the workers who cannot organize
When the bosses send their lackies out to cheat us.

Money speaks for money, THE DEVIL FOR HIS OWN
Who comes to speak for the SKIN AND THE BONE
What a comfort to the widow, a LIGHT to the child
There is power in a union.

Rick


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Subject: Lyr Req Billy Bragg's Power in a Union
From: Peter Fisher
Date: 01 Mar 99 - 10:45 PM

I'm hoping someone with a better ear for Billy Bragg can fill in the missing lyrics below to his song There is Power in a Union.

And the lessons of the past were all learned in workers' blood In strikes of the bosses we must ??? ???? In the factories and the farmlands, the trenches full of mud Wars have always been the bosses' ??? ???

I long for the morning which I realize ??? ??? unjust laws cannot defeat us Who'll defend the workers who cannot organize When the bosses send their lackies out to cheat us.

Money speaks for money, ??? ??? resound Who comes to speak for the ??? and the ??? What a comfort to the widow, a ??? to the child There is power in a union.


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