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Here's to the Women (Linda Allen) Hist'ry books give us historical facts Of soldiers and sailors and men with their axes But who filled their bellies and who washed their clothes Who raised up the children, who nurtured their souls? Without all the women, now; where would we be ? Working and caring throughout history Their hands on the plow, but their stories untold, So here's to the women, who shouldered the load! The wilderness held you in the palm of her hand, It took more than muscle to settle this land, Women together went straight to the task With schools and libraries-a city at last. Chorus It's down at the fact'ry, it's out on the line A woman is working from morning to night Her mind on the children, her hand on the frame If the kids get in trouble, it's she who is blamed Chorus Then it's back home again to do supper and chores Canning and mending and scrubbing the floors Scarce see the children before they're in bed Hard life to follow for beans and fried bread Chorus In hard times and good times the women would share Their songs and their stories, their loves and their fears And their history's recorded, the song never ends In the mem'ries of mothers and sisters and friends. Chorus. printed in Here's to the Women SOF
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