Happy Labor Day Workers?
would you post some labor day/labor songs?
red cat till i die- ry cooder
labor day- lord invader
union maid- pete seeger
the most dangerous woman- utah phillips and ani defranco
- MartinLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
Kudos for posting Murray McLauchlan Harvey. That's a great album, as is Song From The Street. I never see any of you Canadians post Stan Rogers-no likee?
Working Man-Long Tall Lester
By The Sweat Of My Brow-Bill Carter
I Don't Want Your Millions Mister-The Almanac Singers
Corrido De Cesar Chavez-Los Perrros Del Pueblo Nuevo
Dark As A Dungeon-Merle Travis w/ The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Fire In The Hole-Hazel Dickens
Cotton Mill Colic-David McCarn
Gonna Go To Work On Monday One More Time-Si Kahn
Come All Ye Coal Miners-Sarah Ogan Gunning
Please Mr. Foreman-Joe Lee CarterSource(s): Cleaning Windows-Van Morrison http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYyVxQgnhDo It Sure Was Better Back Then-Steve Forbert http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tcpz39SzlOM Taxes On The Farmer Feeds Us All-Ry Cooder http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UjPbiYOybs When The Works All Done This Fall-Carl Sprague http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU7sV8LcsT4 Buffalo Skinners-Eric Von Schmidt http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgtEu6fzkd0 Cotton Mill Man-Jim & Jesse http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIg-onVPuzs On Our Turpentine Farm-Pigmeat Pete & Catjuice Charlie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3KpPigpaOg I'm Gonna Be An Engineer-Peggy Seeger http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCRRe72mwwY Swingin' On A Scab-Berries http://grooveshark.com/#!/s/Swingin+On+A+Scab/4fub... Payback-Woody Guthrie via Peter Glazer http://grooveshark.com/#!/s/Payback/4vCZyg?src=5
- 13AcrossLv 78 years ago
People are doing a pretty good job on this question. May Day (1st of May) is the big day everywhere but North America I think. A few extras
Billy Bragg, the Bard of Barking, singing the Communist anthem, which George Bernard Shaw reputedly said had all the panache of a funeral march for a fried eel
Three versions of Jim Connell's The Red Flag, usually sung to a tune you will know. First Robert Wyatt.
Billy Bragg again
A different tune, from Cape Breton
The Specials's cover of Maggie's Farm.
Thatcher was 54 in when she became PM in 1979. Coincidence? I think not.
All you latter-day Wobblies, read up about the Little Red Songbook
I can't find anything by T-Bone Slim on YouTube.
Good to hear a calypso number among your links, @Wire. If you're a native Yank and understood what Lord Invader meant by "bodyline", I'm seriously, but seriously, impressed
The great batsmen have a lifetime average of 40+ in international cricket. Don Bradman averaged 99.94. The next best is 60.97. In baseball terms, imagine, say, someone hitting 0.600 over their career with beanballs legal [Edit] and no helmets.
Workers of all countries unite, you have nothing to lose but your chains!Source(s): I follow politics, but I've no political agenda
- Melting MediaLv 78 years ago
I was trying to post links of Joe Hill and Ralph Chaplin songs performed by others as Martin was awarding me best answer. I'll get back to this. Utah Phillips certainly was among them.
James McMurtry "We Can't Make It Here Anymore"
Steve Earle "Rich Man's War"
Bruce Springsteen "The Promised Land"
Joe Hill song (performed by Utah Phillips) "There is Power In The Union"
Utah Phillips "Hallelujah I'm A Bum"
Redonditos de Ricota "Fuegos de Oktubre"
That's a start. "Oktubre" is an early 80s recording that was passed around on cassettes as Argentinians were still fearing a return to military rule.
Bersuit Vergarabat - En La Ribera (subtle translation: on the edge)
Billy Bragg "The World Turned Upside Down"
Pete Seeger "Which Side Are You On?"
Utah Phillips "The Preacher & The Slave" (Joe Hill's "Pie In The Sky")
And what are my plans for Labor Day? Why, leave Y/A to get ready for work! See y'all tonight.Source(s): Oh damn, why didn't I think of this before? Roger Waters "What God Wants Part II" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjOONfbaH4M&feature...
- HarveyBLv 78 years ago
Pete Seeger - "Solidarity Forever"
Woody Guthrie - "Union Burying Ground"
Tom Morello - "Union Song"
Bruce Springsteen - "Factory"
David Rovics - "The Lowell Factory Girl"
..and from north of the border, where it's LABOUR Day, a couple I can never get enough of...
Murray McLaughlin - "The Farmer's Song"
Rita MacNeil and the Men of the Deeps (actual coal miners) - "Working Man"
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- 8 years ago
Blue Collar Man - Styx
I've Been Workin - Bob Seger
Working Man - Rush
Working Man Blues - Merle Haggard
Hard Days Night - The Beatles
Working At The Car Wash Blues - Jim Croce
Working Man Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
- nodumgysLv 78 years ago
It's A Beautiful Day - Wasted Union Blues
..I guess they could be talking about work :)
I like mark everett doing 16 tons
*cant believe I forgot one of my favorites
beck- soul sucking jerk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNCyx5_qraY
- 8 years ago
Damn! I scanned down the list and went straight for James Mc. "we ain't gonna make it anymore". Heell
MM had it first on the list.
That's the statement I wanted to make. (Right ON MM)
Staying withh James McMurty. "the fuller brush man" .... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rreFt1ZevnY
- ?Lv 78 years ago
Hi W. & S!
" Happy Labor Day To You All! "
Part Of The Union - The Strawbs.Source(s): music lover, good luck!
- Anonymous8 years ago
big bad john - jimmy dean
bang the drum all day - todd rundgren
maggie's farm - bob dylan
workin man blues - merle haggard
working on the road - ten years after
get a job - the silhouettes
don't talk to me about work - lou reed
five o'clock world - the vogues