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No. 84. When Workingmen Combine.

TUNE. No. 1.


Should song and music be forgot
When workingmen combine?
With love united may they not
Have power almost divine?

The workingmen are free to choose,
The workingmen are free;
The brotherhood are bound to show
That workingmen are free.

Shall those who raise the fruits and grains
Who feed and clothe the race,
Tramp through the land and for their pains
Starve, branded with disgrace.

Shall banks and railroad kings unite
For base and selfish ends?
And those who labor for the right
Prove false, and not true friends?

Shall idle drones still live like kings
On labor not their own,
While true men starve, and thieves and rings
Reap where they have not sown?