There is Power in the Union

There is Power in the Union

słowa: Billy Bragg, 1990
muzyka: George Frederick Root, przed 1895

There is [G]power in a factory, [C]power in the land
[G]Power in the hands of a [D]worker
But it [G]all amounts to nothing if to[C]gether we don’t stand
[G]there is power in the [D]uuuuuu[G]nion

Now the lessons of the past were all learned with workers' blood
The mistakes of the bosses we must pay for
From the cities and the farmlands to trenches full of mud
War has always been the bosses' way, sir

The [G]union forever defending our rights
Down with the blackleg, all workers u[D]nite
With our [G]brothers and our sisters from [C]many far off lands
[G]there is power in the [D]uuuuuu[G]nion

Now I long for the morning that they realise
Brutality and unjust laws cannot defeat us
But who’ll defend the workers who cannot organise
When the bosses send their lackies out to cheat us?

Money speaks for money, the devil for his own
Who comes to speak for the skin and the bone
What a comfort to the widow, a light to the child
There is power in the union

The union forever defending our rights
Down with the blackleg, all workers unite
With our brothers and our sisters together we will stand
There is power in the union.


There is Power in a Union to pieśń napisana przez Billy’ego Bragga, angielskiego muzyka i działacza lewicowego. Pierwotnie pod tym samym tytułem napisał ją Joe Hill w 1913 roku dla związku Przemysłowych Robotników Świata (Industrial Workers of the World, IWW).