Monday, September 7, 2009

WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?



WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON? - ROCK THE VOTE 2008 - Florence Reece - Natalie Merchant. Just some of the "Words That Changed America".

This Union Song was written by Florence Reece in 1930 - 1931 while mine owners were terrorizing coal workers in bloody Harlan County. Natlie Merchant - From - The House Carpenter's Daughter - Released in 2003.


This song was written by Florence Reece in the 1930's when big business and big money were terrorizing the working man.

Florence Reece introduced it to the UMW (United Mine Workers) in the 1930's in protest.

Natlie Merchant later covered it in her Album - "The House Carpenter's Daughter".

Still today the Middle Class struggles to survive while Politicians conveniently remain "Out of Touch" with working America while Big Money and Big Business working in concert; Work to the demise of Middle Class America, sometimes by default and others by design.

Which Side Are You On?
Florence Reece
Natalie Merchant

Which Side Are You On?

Come all of you good workers
Good news to you I'll tell
Of how that good old union
Has come in here to dwell

Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?

My daddy was a miner
And I'm a miner's son
And I'll stick with the union
Till every battle's won

They say in Harlan County
There are no neutrals there
You'll either be a union man
Or a thug for J.H. Blair

Oh, workers can you stand it?
Oh, tell me how you can
Will you be a lousy scab
Or will you be a man?

Don't scab for the bosses
Don't listen to their lies
Us poor folks haven't got a chance
Unless we organize

Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?

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