DUMP THE BOSSES OFF YOUR BACK (JOHN BRILL) (1916)
Tune: "What a Friend We Have In Jesus/Take It to the Lord in Prayer"

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First published in the 9th edition (Joe Hill Memorial Edition) of the Industrial Worker "Little Red Songbook," March 1916.

Are you poor, forlorn and hungry?
Are there lots of things you lack?
Is your life made up of misery?
Then dump the bosses off your back.
Are your clothes all patched and tattered?
Are you living in a shack ?
Would you have your troubles scattered?
Then dump the bosses off your back.

Are you almost split asunder?
Loaded like a long-eared jack?
Boob - why don't you buck like thunder,
And dump the bosses off your back?
All the agonies you suffer
You can end with one good whack;
Stiffen up, you orn'ry duffer
And dump the bosses off your back.

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