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Ludlow Massacre

The "Colorado Strike Song," or "We're Coming, Colorado"


Tune—"The Battle Cry of Freedom"
We will win the fight today, boys,
We'll win the fight today,
Shouting the battle cry of union;
We will rally from the coal mines,
We'll battle to the end,
Shouting the battle cry of union.
CHORUS
The union forever, hurrah, boys, hurrah!
Down with the Baldwins, up with the law;
For we're coming Colorado, we're coming all the way,
Shouting the battle cry of union.
We have fought them here for years, boys,
We'll fight them in the end,
Shouting the battle cry of union.
We have fought them in the North,
Now we'll fight them in the South,
Shouting the battle cry of union.
CHORUS
We are fighting for our rights, boys,
We are fighting for our homes,
Shouting the battle cry of union;
Men have died to win the struggle;
They've died to set us free,
Shouting the battle cry of union.

More songs

IWW Little Red Songbook

Bloody Ludlow

Eight Hour Song

lyric sheet of  Eight Hour Song

Author: Brown, C. N. (Charles N.)

Publication Information:
[Providence : s.n., 1866]

Additional Index Points:
Root, George F. (George Frederick), 1820-1895. Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! (Tune)

Place(s) of Publication:
United States--Rhode Island--Providence.

Notes:
Song in six stanzas; first line: We have toiled for others gain, and have robbed both purse and brain.
Dated: Providence, January, 1866.
Printed area, including ornamental border, measures 18.5 x 11.7 cm.

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