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Sit Down

... when they smile and say "no raise in pay!"
sit down sit down
when you want the boss to come across
sit down sit down ...
Posted by struggle4progress | Mon Sep 2, 2013, 07:55 PM (0 replies)

Die Moorsoldaten

wohin auch das Auge blicket
Moor und Heide nur ringsum
Vogelsang uns nicht erquicket
Eichen stehen kahl und krumm ...

hier in dieser öden Heide
ist das Lager aufgebaut
wo wir fern von jeder Freude
hinter Stacheldraht verstaut ...

wherever the eye watches
bog and heath all around
no chirping of birds entertains us
oaks are standing bare and crooked ...

here inside this barren marshland
the camp is built up
where we are far from any joy
stowed away behind barbed wire ...


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peat_Bog_Soldiers

Posted by struggle4progress | Mon Sep 2, 2013, 06:39 AM (2 replies)

Le déserteur

Monsieur le Président
je vous fais une lettre
que vous lirez peut-être
si vous avez le temps

Je viens de recevoir
mes papiers militaires
pour partir à la guerre
avant mercredi soir

Monsieur le Président
je ne veux pas le faire
je ne suis pas sur terre
pour tuer de pauvres gens ...

Mr. President
I'm writing you a letter
that perhaps you will read
If you have the time.

I've just received
my call-up papers
to leave for the front
Before Wednesday night.

Mr. President
I do not want to go
I am not on this earth
to kill wretched people ...


http://www.swans.com/library/art7/xxx071.html

Posted by struggle4progress | Mon Sep 2, 2013, 05:25 AM (0 replies)

oh! dear! what can the matter be?

oh! dear! what can the matter be?
dear! dear! what can the matter be?
oh! dear! what can the matter be?
women are wanting to vote! ...

women have reared all the sons of the brave
women have shared in the burdens they gave
women have labored this country to save
and that’s why we’re going to vote


Posted by struggle4progress | Mon Sep 2, 2013, 02:56 AM (0 replies)

hanging on the old barbed wire

Posted by struggle4progress | Mon Sep 2, 2013, 02:48 AM (0 replies)

black leg miner

... so join the union while ye may
don't wait till your dying day
that may not be far away
ye dirty blackleg miner!


Posted by struggle4progress | Mon Sep 2, 2013, 02:40 AM (0 replies)

Chicano Park Samba

... but the city of San Diego said
chale! we’re going to make a highway patrol substation here man”
so on April 22nd 1970
la raza of Logan Heights and other Chicano communities of San Diego got together
and they organized
and they walked on the land
and they took it over with their picks and their shovels
and they began to build their park
and today that little piece of land under the Coronado bridge
is known to everybody as Chicano Park
Órale! ...

Posted by struggle4progress | Sun Sep 1, 2013, 06:01 PM (0 replies)

Durham Lockout

in our Durham county I am sorry for to say
that hunger and starvation is increasing every day
for the want of food and coals we know not what to do
but with your kind assistance we will stand the struggle through

I need not state the reason why we have been brought so low
The masters have behaved unkind as everyone well know
Because we won't lie down and let them treat us as they like
to punish us they've stopped their pits and caused the present
strike

the pulley wheels have ceased to move which went swift around
the horses and the ponies too are brought from underground
our work is taken from us now: they care not if we die
for they can eat the best of food and drink the best when dry ...

Posted by struggle4progress | Sun Sep 1, 2013, 01:05 AM (0 replies)

Trimdon Grange Explosion

... men and boys left home that morning for to earn their daily bread
never thinking that by the evening they'd be numbered with the dead
let's think of Mrs Burnett, once had sons but now has none
by the Trimdon Grange Explosion
Joseph George and James are gone ...


Posted by struggle4progress | Sun Sep 1, 2013, 01:00 AM (0 replies)

Undzer shtetl brennt

Posted by struggle4progress | Sun Sep 1, 2013, 12:51 AM (5 replies)
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