John L Lewis
John L had a dream but it's broken, it seems
Now our union's a-lettin' us down.
Last week they took away my hospital card,
Sayin', "Why don't you leave this old town?"
O, let's go downtown, boys, and hang around,
Well, maybe it ain't so bad;
Go on back home and they meet you at the door,
It's, "What did you bring me, dad?"
"Blue Diamond Mines," by 'Than Hall (Jean Ritchie)
on A Time for Singing
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