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Union Maid (Never Get Me in a Union) (Dick Greenhaus, ca 1950) There once was a union maid, who never was afraid To join in song with a noisy throng Who'd pick their banjos all night long They'd try with all their might to steer the workers right They'd organize, ad nauseum, whoever came in sight. They'd sing... cho: You'll never get me in a union. We just love unions, There's nothin' like a union. But you will never get me in a union, 'cause To join a union, you have to work. This dedicated gang could always get a bang From following the Party line And calling bosses, "Fascist swine!" They'll holler all night long, "Let's keep the union strong!" As long as Daddy's dough holds out, you'll always hear them shout: Now, gals who want to be free, just take a tip from me Get you a banjo, learn two chords Then go insult the bourgeoisie Praise unions to the skies Sneer at all bosses' lies And then at parties, dances too, you scab on 802* note: Local 802, American Federation of Musicians, was the union that once picketed the New York May Day parade for using non-union musicians. RG RG
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