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Which side are you on

A strike protest song
Which side are you on boys?

Which side are you on?

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. Blair.



Which side are you on boys?

Which side are you on?

Which side are you on boys?

Which side are you on?



My dady was a miner,

And I'm a miner's son,

He'll be with you fellow workers

Until this battle's won.



Which side are you on?

Which side are you on?

Which side are you on?

Which side are you on?



Oh 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?

Which side are you on?

Which side are you on?

Which side are you on?



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?

Which side are you on?

Which side are you on?

Which side are you on?






Songwriters: BRAGG, BILLY / REECE, FLORENCE

© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY





Which side are you on boys?

Which side are you on?

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. Blair.



Which side are you on boys?

Which side are you on?

Which side are you on boys?

Which side are you on?



My dady was a miner,

And I'm a miner's son,

He'll be with you fellow workers

Until this battle's won.



Which side are you on?

Which side are you on?

Which side are you on?

Which side are you on?



Oh 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?

Which side are you on?

Which side are you on?

Which side are you on?



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?

Which side are you on?

Which side are you on?

Which side are you on?






Songwriters: BRAGG, BILLY / REECE, FLORENCE

© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY





Which side are you on boys?

Which side are you on?

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. Blair.



Which side are you on boys?

Which side are you on?

Which side are you on boys?

Which side are you on?



My dady was a miner,

And I'm a miner's son,

He'll be with you fellow workers

Until this battle's won.



Which side are you on?

Which side are you on?

Which side are you on?

Which side are you on?



Oh 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?

Which side are you on?

Which side are you on?

Which side are you on?



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?

Which side are you on?

Which side are you on?

Which side are you on?






Songwriters: BRAGG, BILLY / REECE, FLORENCE

© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY

Which Side Are You On?" is a song written in 1931 by Florence Reece, the wife of Sam Reece, a union organizer for the United Mine Workers in Harlan County, Kentucky.

In 1931, the miners and the mine owners of that region were locked in a bitter and violent struggle (called the Harlan County War). In an attempt to intimidate the Reece family, Sheriff J. H. Blair and his men (hired by the mining company) illegally entered their family home in search of Sam Reece. Sam had been warned in advance and escaped, but Florence and their children were terrorized in his place. That night, after the men had gone, Florence wrote the lyrics to "Which Side Are You On?" on a calendar that hung in the kitchen of her home. She took the melody from a traditional Baptist hymn, "Lay the Lily Low", or the traditional ballad "Jack Munro".[1]

Reece supported a second wave of miner strikes circa 1973, as recounted in the documentary Harlan County USA. She and others performed "Which Side Are You On?" a number of times throughout. Reece recorded the song later in life, and it can be heard on the album Coal Mining Women.

The song is referred to by Bob Dylan in the song "Desolation Row". It was also the inspiration for the title of Alessandro Portelli's 2011 book on Harlan County's coal mining community.[2]

Which Side Are You On Florence Reece Original




Pete Seger video (Old time folk)

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nzudto-FA5Y&list=PLgc5OCyd3_ONI1qj5x9Rg8YGMdKf3Q8vs

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9yFk39_bi4 Pete Seger video (Old time folk)

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzQ-n4RLMC4 Ani Difranco on Mountain Stage (fast paced)

Ani Difranco on Mountain Stage (Slow and somber)

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEln1CS6ZJE

Which Side Are You On - Ķatassa Bofiliou @ Ilion Tritsis Park

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW53PlPq2vg

which side are you on (greek police "riot control") syntagma 2011 (Kareoke sing along)

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcGyLIp9iHg

Florence Reece: Which side are you on?

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cymLffFyarQ

which side are YOU on? by REBEL DIAZ (Rap/Gospel version)

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Dr05tXktSo

Which side are you on Athens Syntagma Square 28,29-6-2011.m4v

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bKOz4QX5PY

Which Side Are You On? - Almanac Singers (Love the images)

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1gX0SxtidI&index=3&list=PLgc5OCyd3_ONI1qj5x9Rg8YGMdKf3Q8vs

Which Side Are You On? British version (Photos of British Bobbies attacks on union workers)

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6kpwAZwzVE

Billy Bragg 'Which Side Are You On' and 'Between the Wars' live (British Rock versions)

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Wc433cxFSM

Let me say this about that... 30.Dec.2014 09:18

Gmeany

m+ corporation SCAB

Labor Unions had their Place in History 30.Dec.2014 20:28

Tracy Mapes

I don't mind Hard Workers?

But Some of their So Called 'Rat Patrol' aren't nothing but a bunch of Sniveling Babies looking for a handout.

Take Care,

Tracy Mapes

P.S. - The Only way for the US Market to maintain High Labor Positions in the current economic environment is to move Labor away from producing everyday usable and expendable products, and move High Labor Rate Workers toward Long Term Use infrastructure Projects which will allow the Labor Cost to be deferred over Many Years. Bridges, Buildings, Power, that will serve the Public or Industry for between 25 and 150 Years.

Competing with Foreign Labor is like hitting your foot with a Hammer. It just Hurts more to do it Yourself.

Taking Advantage of Labor Force and Labor Market Production Capability for a Higher Profit Margin could not only Payoff America's Debt, it would make America the Most Successfully Prosperous Nation on Earth for the Next 500 Years.