Union Maid

There once was a union maid,
Who never was afraid,
Of goons and ginks and company finks,
And the deputy sheriffs that made the raids,
She went to the meeting hall, when the meeting it was called,
And when the company boys came round, she always stood her
ground.

CHORUS:
Oh, you can't scare me, I'm stickin' to the Union
I'm stickin' to the union, I'm stickin' to the Union,
Oh, you can't scare me, I'm stickin' to the Union,
I'm stickin' to the Union, till the day I die.

This union maid was wise
To the tricks of the company spies,
She'd never be fooled by the company stools,
She'd always organize the guys,
She'd always get her way, when she asked for better pay,
She'd show her card to the company guard, and here is what she'd
say:

CHORUS:
Oh, you can't scare me, I'm stickin' to the Union
I'm stickin' to the union, I'm stickin' to the Union,
Oh, you can't scare me, I'm stickin' to the Union,
I'm stickin' to the Union, till the day I die.

A woman's life is hard,
Even with a union card,
She's got to stand on her own two feet,
And not be a servant of the male elite.
It's time to take a stand, keep working hand in hand,
There's a job that's got to be done, and a fight that must be won.

CHORUS:
Oh, you can't scare me, I'm stickin' to the Union
I'm stickin' to the union, I'm stickin' to the Union,
Oh, you can't scare me, I'm stickin' to the Union,
I'm stickin' to the Union, till the day I die.

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Text: Woody Guthrie / Nancy Katz (dritte Strophe)

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