ginger goodwin was a worker's friend. he helped people to stand up strong. so they had a hitman shoot him in the back. 'cause ginger goodwin he wouldn't crack. he came rom yorkshire in 1906, to the coal mines of cumberland, bc. in 1913 he helped the big strike. that's something the bosses they didn't like. the strike was broken when the war started. ginger went mining up in trail. and kept working or the union and during the war they made it harder than hell. ginger, ginger. the days were long and the work was hard. black lung and tb. the company goons used an iron fist. the miners struck for an 8 hour day. they had seen too many drop exhausted. it was bitter, but 8 hours were won. he helped it happen, ginger was the one. ginger was too sick for conscription. he coughed every time he spoke. but after the trouble he caused in the pit, the mining bosses pronounced him fit. ginger, ginger. he ran from the army to cumberland. and hid in the woods by comox lake. the whole town knew he was a wanted man. but to them he was a hero who had made a stand. now dan campbell was a special constable. he was paid by the bosses to get his man. he ambushed ginger and shot him in the back. they carried him out in a sack. they buried ginger in august 1918. vancouver held a general strike. but soldiers and goond beat workers in the street. ginger got cold buried down 6 feet. ginger, ginger. ginger goodwin he stood up strong. yeah he knew right from wrong. he's buried up cumberland way. we could sure use him, use him today. ginger goodwin was a worker's friend, he helped people to stand up strong. so they had a hit man shoot him in the back 'cause ginger goodwin he wouldn't crack. we could sure use him, use him today.

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