"I Guess I Planted" as written by Billy Bragg and Woody Guthrie....
I guess I planted some long lonesome seed of a song
Way down inside me long ago
And now I can't remember when it was
But it joined up with the rest of them and grows

It's such a little song it don't compare
With all your big ones you hear everywhere
But when it dawns way in the back of your mind
The big ones are made up of the little kind

Union song, union battled
All added up won us all what we got now
Union song, union battled
All added up won us all what we got now

I can't even start to look around me here
Without hearing this song
And seeing all of us first separated
Hurt apart and afraid

Hungry for the union
And so we kept on
Singing and working, fighting till we got it
And this is the big union song I guess I hear

Union song, union battled
All added up won us all what we got now
Union song, union battled
All added up won us all what we got now

We fought there at your place
We fought there on your ship
And I guess if you missed out on
The fight for our union

You missed out on one awful big step
Us people took

Union song, union battled
All added up won us all what we got now
Union song, union battled
All added up won us all what we got now

Union song, union battled
All added up won us all what we got now
Union song, union battled
All added up won us all what we got now


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"I Guess I Planted" as written by Woody Guthrie Billy Bragg

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    General Comment"Union song, union battled
    All added up won us all what we got now"

    To those of you who hate unions, let me remind you of a few things. Do you like anti-child labor laws? The idea of a 40 hour week? Paid overtime? Safer working conditions? Carpenters, plumbers and electricians properly trained? Then thank the unions! No they're not perfect, but since Ronald Reagen began this country's war on working people, we've seen worker's rights eliminated, we're working longer for less money, health care benefits have been cut as costs have skyrocketed, jobs shipped to China (and just look how virtually everything made in China is being recalled). All so you can work at your McJob or Wal-mart.
    Susan_The_BassPlayeon November 25, 2007   Link

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