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Down on the Picket Line

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Down on the Picket Line

Down on the Picket Line
  (Sarah Ogan Gunning)

Come on, friends, and let's go down,
Let's go down, let's go down,
Come on, friends, and let's go down,
Down on the picket line.

As we went down on the picket line
To keep the scabs out of the mine,
Who's a-going to win the strike,
Come on and we'll show you the way.

We went out one morning before daylight
And I was sure we'd have a fight,
But the scabs was cowardly, ran away,
But we went back the very next day.

Come on, friends and let's go down,
Let's go down, let's go down,
Come on, friends, and let's go down,
Down on the picket line.

As we went down on the picket line
To keep the scabs out of the mine,
who's a-going to win the fight,
Come or, and we'll show you the way.

We all went out on the railroad track
To meet them scabs and turn them back,
We win that strike I'm glad to say,
Come on, and we'll show you the way.

tune: As I went Down in the Valley to Pray
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