Workingmen of all countries, unite
Side by side we for freedom will fight
When the world and its wealth we have gained
To the grafters we'll sing this refrain
You will eat, bye and bye
When you've learned how to cook and how to fry
Chop some wood, 'twill do you good
Then you'll eat in the sweet bye and bye
“The Little Red Songbook" was first published on this date in 1909. Also known as Songs of the Industrial Workers of the World, and subtitled Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent, the early editions contain many of the most well-known labor songs, such as "The Internationale,” "Solidarity Forever” and “The Preacher and the Slave,” sung here by Pete Seeger (click on video).
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