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The Death of Mother Jones The world today's in mourning O'er the death of Mother Jones; Gloom and sorrow hover Around the miners' homes. This grand old champion of labor Was known in every land; She fought for right and justice, She took a noble stand. O'er the hills and through the valley In ev'ry mining town; Mother Jones was ready to help them, She never turned them down. On front with the striking miners She always could be found; And received a hearty welcome In ev'ry mining town. She was fearless of every danger, She hated that which was wrong; She never gave up fighting Until her breath was gone. This noble leader of labor Has gone to a better land; While the hard-working miners, They miss her guiding hand. May the miners all work together To carry out her plan; And bring back better conditions For every laboring man. From Only a Miner, Green Note: Copyright held by William Callaway: author unknown. Recorded by Gene Autry in 1931 RG
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