"Which side are you on" as written by Billy Bragg and Florence Reece....
Come all you good workers
Good news to you I'll tell
Of how the good old union
Has come in here to dwell

Which side are you on boys?
Which side are you on?

My daddy was a miner
He's now in the air and sun
He'll be with you fellow workers
Until the battle's won

Which side are you on boys?
Which side are you on?

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

Which side are you on boys?
Which side are you on?

Workers can you stand it?
Oh, tell me how you can
Will you be a lousy scab
or will you be a man?

Which side are you on boys?
Which side are you on?

Don't scab for the bosses
Don't listen to their lies
Poor folks ain't got a chance
Unless they organize

Which side are you on boys?
Which side are you on?


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

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    General CommentThe lyrics for this were found, as I recall, written down in a small notebook, and refers to the men of the town being mistreated by their boss, and trying to unionize.
    ncc74656mon June 14, 2007   Link

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