Part of the union    (video)    (intro)

 

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1. Now I'm a union man, amazed at what I am

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    I say what I think, that the company stinks,

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    yes, I'm a union man.

 

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2. When we meet at the local hall I'll be voting with them all,

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    with a hell of a shout, it's "Out, brothers, out!"

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    And the rise of the factory's fall. Oh !

 

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You don't get me, I'm part of the union,

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you don't get me, I'm part of the union,

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you don't get me, I'm part of the union,

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'till the day I die, 'till the day I die !

 

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3. As a union man I'm wise to the lies of the company spies

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    and I don't get fooled by the factory rules

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    'cause I always read between the lines.

 

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4. And I always get my way, if I strike for higher pay

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    when I show my card to the Scotland Yard,

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    then this is what I say : O.......h !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You don't get me, I'm part of the union,

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you don't get me, I'm part of the union,

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you don't get me, I'm part of the union,

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'till the day I die, 'till the day I die !

 

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5. Before the union did appear, my life was half as clear,

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    now I've got the power to the working hour,

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    and every other day in the year.

 

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6. So, though I'm a working man, I can ruin the government’s plan,

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    I'm not too hard, but the sight of my card

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    makes me some kind of superman. O…….h !

 

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(Strawbs)