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Red Fly the Banners, O

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Red Fly the Banners, O

I'll sing you one, O
     Red fly the banners, O
What is your one, O
     One is workers' unity and evermore shall be so.

Twelve for the hours of the Moscow clock...
Eleven for the works of Lenin...
Ten for the days that shook the world...
Nine for the nine republics...
Eight for the Eighth Route Army...
Seven for the Seventh World Congress..
Six for the Tolpuddle martyrs...
Five for the years of the Five Year Plan...
Four for the four great teachers...
Three, three the Comintern...
Two, two the opposites, interpenetrating, O
One is workers' unity and ever more shall be so.

alternatives: Seven for the hours of the working day,
   Four for the International,
   Three, three the Rights of Man,
   Two, two the worker's hands, working for their living, O
   One for the thought of Mao Tse Tung, which etc.

Note: A joint memory of RG and JB. RG heard it in the 50s, JJB in
     the 60s. RG

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