Socialist and Labor Songs: An International Revolutionary Songbook
Compiled from several generations in America and from around the world, the songs and sheet music in this compendium were originally written in English, Danish, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Yiddish. From Industrial Workers of the World anthems such as “The Preacher and the Slave” to Lenin’s favorite 1905 revolutionary anthem “Whirlwinds of Danger,” many of the world’s greatest radical songwriters are anthologized herein: Edith Berkowitz, Bertolt Brecht, Ralph Chaplin, James Connolly, Havelock Ellis, Emily Fine, Arturo Giovaniti, Joe Hill, Langston Hughes, William Morris, James Oppenheim, Teresina Rowell, Anna Spencer, Maurice Sugar, and dozens more. Old favorites and hidden gems can once again energize and accompany picket lines, demonstrations, meetings, sit-ins, marches, and May Day parades.
country to open a Montessori kindergarten at Hull House in Chicago, and had been quite a close associate of Jane Addams during the years she remained at Hull House. At the same time that Caroline Urie was at Hull House, Eleanor Smith was there making music and these women had been very much interested in music as an expression of the struggle for better living conditions of which Hull House was one expression. Caroline Urie was a highly cultivated person and an able musician herself. She brought
PREACHER AND THE SLAVE I’M LABOR HOLD THE FORT STEP, STEP THESE THINGS SHALL BE WORKMEN’S CIRCLE HYMN BREAD and ROSES BREAD and ROSES THE LAND OF THE NOONDAY NIGHT Brothers, to Light and to Freedom BREAD W.P.A. Lullaby ANTHEM OF THE INTERNATIONAL LADIES GARMENT WORKERS’ UNION BANDIERA ROSSA The Scarlet Banner The March of the Hungry Men The Little Red Hen Song The Farmer’s and Worker’s Song WE HAVE FED YOU ALL WE HAVE FED YOU ALL ONWARD BROTHERS THE PEAT BOG SOLDIERS
end of 2007 by a small collection of folks with decades of publishing, media, and organizing experience. PM Press co-conspirators have published and distributed hundreds of books, pamphlets, CDs, and DVDs. Members of PM have founded enduring book fairs, spearheaded victorious tenant organizing campaigns, and worked closely with bookstores, academic conferences, and even rock bands to deliver political and challenging ideas to all walks of life. We’re old enough to know what we’re doing and young
Dumb Resignation No More Mourning Raggedy, Raggedy Ten Little Sweatshops On the Picket Line The Advancing Proletaire Whirlwinds of Danger A Rebel Song The Red Flag United Front Song The Revolution The Young Guards We Ain’t Down Yet Please, Mr. Boss My Lord Delibered Daniel Hei-ro-ja-rum Let’s Get Together God Save the People We Come Awake, You Sleeping Workers! Hark! The Battle Cry We Are Labor Emancipation Day Song Thots Are Free Hymn to Riego We Shall Not Be Moved
prepared to be astonished again as I was when I first sampled Elizabeth Morgan’s collection. I instinctively knew that it had to be carried through to publication, and who better to publish it than Charles H. Kerr? It’s taken a while, but here it is! These songs are like endangered species that have been restored to the present, to the land of the living. They stuck up for us long ago during dark and troubled times. Our times are dark and troubled, too, but our old songs are still here with us