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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Almanac Singers - Roll The Union On

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  1. This song was written by a guy I was later privileged to know, John Handcox, who wrote it for the Southern Tenant Farmers Union, for which he was briefly and organizer. I knew John when I was an organizer in San Diego Lee Hays learned it from him at a labor school in Arkansas. I'm putting this here for the workers in Wisconsin to encourage them to roll right over Gov Walker. Here are John's lyrics to which I have added a verse.
    We’re gonna roll, we’re gonna roll
    We’re gonna roll this union on
    We’re gonna roll, we’re gonna roll,
    We’re gonna roll this union on
    And if the growers get in the way, we’re gonna roll right over them
    We’re gonna roll right over them, we’re gonna roll right over them
    And if the growers get in the way, we’re gonna roll right over them
    We’re gonna roll this union on
    Chorus
    And if the cops get in the way, we’re gonna roll right over them
    We’re gonna roll right over them, we’re gonna roll right over them
    And if the cops get in the way, we’re gonna roll right over them
    We’re gonna roll this union on
    Chorus
    And if Gov. Walker gets in the way, we're gonna to roll right over him
    We're gonna roll right over him, we're gonna roll right over him
    And if Gov. Walker gets in the way, we're gonna roll right over him
    We're gonna roll this union on

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