Banjo, Vocals - Robin
Bass - Barry Weisenfeld
Harmonica - Adam Carper
Fiddle - Dan Collins
Percussion - Cheryl Prashkar
Is it any surprise that one of the
iconic American folksongs about a strong women spurring on her fellow workers
to fight for equality came to us from Woody Guthrie? The younger generation
today do not realize how women have struggled for parity in the workplace,
nor do they appreciate how Unions help create a middle class.
There once was a union maid who
never was afraid, of
Goons and ginks and the company finks and the
Deputy Sheriffs who made the raids
She went to the Union hall when the meeting it was called,
And when the company guards came 'round
She always stood her ground
Oh, you can't scare me, I'm sticking
to the union,
I'm sticking to the union, I'm sticking to the union.
Oh no, you can't scare me, I'm sticking to the union,
I'm sticking to the union 'til the day I die.
This union maid was wise to the tricks of the company spies,
She couldn't be fooled by the company stool, she'd organize the guys.
She always got her way when she asked for better pay.
She'd show her card to the Company Guard
And this is what she'd say
Women if you want to be free, just take a little tip from me;
Join your hand and take a stand and work for liberty
Sarah Gunning showed the way to the road for higher pay
She had to fight to win her right, and this is what she'd say