Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Most Dangerous Woman in America - Mother Jones gives us a message for today

Democracy and Class Struggle marks International Womens Day by remembering Mother Jones the most dangerous woman in America.

Music by Gene Autry. Mary Harris (Mother Jones) was an Organizer for the United Mine Workers. 

The Death of Mother Jones

The world today's in mourning
O'er the death of Mother Jones;
Gloom and sorrow hover
Around the miners' homes.
This grand old champion of labor
Was known in every land;
She fought for right and justice,
She took a noble stand.

O'er the hills and through the valley
In ev'ry mining town;
Mother Jones was ready to help them,
She never turned them down.
On front with the striking miners
She always could be found;
And received a hearty welcome
In ev'ry mining town.

She was fearless of every danger,
She hated that which was wrong;
She never gave up fighting
Until her breath was gone.
This noble leader of labor
Has gone to a better land;
While the hard-working miners,
They miss her guiding hand.

May the miners all work together
To carry out her plan;
And bring back better conditions
For every laboring man.

From Only a Miner, Green
Note: Copyright held by William Callaway: author unknown.
Recorded by Gene Autry in 1931

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