OUR FIGHT IS YOURS

(TOM GLAZER) (1946)

TOM GLAZER

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Like Josh White. Tom Glazer continued broadening his popular audience, primarily through his 1945-47 ABC radio show 'Tom Glazer's Ballad Box.' Finding steady employment as a popular entertaine, he acted and/or sang on various New York based radio productions. Like White, Glazer continued to support C.I.0. affiliated unions -- or at least those not associated with the American Communist Party.

These... songs were soundtruck recordings designed to enliven the spirits of and call attention to picketing workers... ["Money in the Pocket" and "Our Fight Is Yours"] were cut in support of a Kearney, New Jersey garment workers strike.

Ronald D. Cohen & Dave Samuelson, liner notes for "Songs for Political Action," p. 129.

Lyrics as reprinted ibid., p. 138.

If you're a businessman listen to me,
If we don't make decent pay where will you be?
You'll be behind the eight ball, no customers
So back the I. T. U., friends, our fight is yours.

Our fight is yours, friends, our fight is yours,
Don't take that Kearney blarney,
Don't take that Kearney blarney.
Our fight is yours, friends, our fight is yours.
We're out on strike for what is right
And our fight is yours.

If you're a workin' man listen to me,
The Kearneys run a rat shop, mean as can be.
They don't play decent, they don't play fair.
So back the I. T. U., friends, our fight is yours.

If you're a housewife listen to me,
We're fightin' for a happy life for our family.
When we ask for a better break the Kearneys slam the doors.
So back the I. T. U.. friends, our fight is yours.

Businessmen and workin' men, housewives and all,
Them union-bustin' Kearneys are bad for us all.
Them labor-bustin' Kearneys don't know the score,
So back the I. T. U., friends, our fight is yours.

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