"Which Side Are You On?" as written by Billy Bragg and Florence Reece....
Our father was a union man some day I'll be one too.
The bosses fired daddy what's our family gonna do?
Come all you good workers good news to you
I'll tell of how the good old union has come in here to dwell.

[Chorus]
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?

My daddy was miner and I'm a miner's son
And I'll stick with the union 'til every battles done.

They say in Harlan County there are no neutrals there
You'll either be a union man or a thug for J.H. Blair

Oh workers can you stand it?
Oh tell me how you can will you be a lousy scab or will you be a man?
Don't scab for the bosses don't listen to their lies
Us poor folks haven't got a chance unless we organize


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"Which Side Are You On?" as written by Florence Reece

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    General CommentThis is a remake/cover of the George Brill song done in the early 20's
    TrollEon April 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is something I can relate to also. my fater is a union man and would be in trouble if it didn't exist, so it's really close to home for me.
    CoReYc411on September 14, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"Us poor folks haven't got a chance, Unless we organize" How true is that. What a great song, these guys really know howto do great covers.
    Madcappunkon September 22, 2002   Link

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