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They Will Never Keep Us Down

Hazel Dickens
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United we stand, divided we fall,
For every dime they give us a battle must be fought,
So working people use your power, the key to liberty,
Don't support that rich man's style of luxury.‎

There ain't no way they can ever keep us down, oh no,
Ain't no way they can ever keep us down.
We won't be bought, we won't be sold, we'll be treated right well that's our goal
And there ain't no way they can ever keep us down.‎

We've been shot and we've been jailed Lord, it's a sin,
Women and little children stood right by the men.
But we got that union contract that keeps the worker free,
And they'll never shoot that union out of me.‎

And they'll never shoot that union out of me, oh no,
Never shoot that union out of me.
Got a contract in our hand signed by the blood of honest men,
And they'll never shoot that union out of me.‎

Well the power wheel is rolling rolling right along,
And the government just keeps it going going strong.
So working people get your help from your own kind,
Your welfare ain't on the rich man's mind.‎

Your welfare ain't on that rich man's mind, oh no,
Your welfare ain't on that rich man's mind.
They want the power in their hands, just to keep down the worker, and
Your welfare ain't on that rich man's mind.‎

And they'll never never never keep us down, oh no,
Never never never keep us down.
They can cheat, lie, frame, or steal, but we'll stop that big wheel,
And they'll never never never keep us down.‎


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