Joe Jencks

Solidarity Forever

from Poets, Philosophers, Workers, & Wanderers


When the Union's inspiration through the workers’ blood shall run

There can be no power greater anywhere beneath the sun

What force on earth is weaker than the feeble strength of one

But the Union makes us strong

Chorus:  

Solidarity forever

Solidarity forever

Solidarity forever

For the Union makes us strong

It is we who plowed the prairies, built the cities where they trade

Dug the mines, built the workshops, endless miles of railroad laid

Now we stand outcast and starving, 'midst the wonders we have made

But the Union makes us strong

They have taken untold millions that they never toiled to earn

But without our brain and muscle not a single wheel would turn

Break their haughty power, gain our freedom when we learn

That the Union makes us strong

In our hands is placed a power greater than their hoarded gold

Greater than the might of armies, magnified a thousand-fold

Bring to birth a new world from the ashes of the old

When the Union makes us strong

Music © 2011, 2017 - Joe Jencks, Turtle Bear Music, ASCAP

Words © 1915 - Ralph Chaplin

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