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Be Moderate (James Connolly) Be Moderate, the timorous cry Who dread the tyrants thunder, You ask too much and people fly From you aghast in wonder Tis passing strange and I declare Such statements cause me mirth For our demands most moderate are We only want THE EARTH Our masters all- a godly crew Whose hearts throb for the poor Their sympathies assure us, too If our demands were fewer Most generous souls, but please observe, What they enjoy from birth Is all we ever had the nerve To ask, that is THE EARTH The Labour Fakir, full of guile, Such doctrine ever preaches, And whilst he bleeds the rank and file Tame moderation teaches Yet in his despite well see the day When, with sword in its girth, Labour shall march in war array, To seize its own, THE EARTH CJB oct00
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