A selection of songs for our May Day Greetings to all who read these pages.
Thanks to Chris Hill for this posting.
Go over to HERE and read all about the International and check out the many versions of the song.
Yiddish Anarchist Song, I ale gasn Hey he daloy politsey! Down with the Police.
May Day Haymarket Martyrs, uploaded from you tube, Commissor Red.
Lyrics in English The old world must be destroyed, Tear it down all the way to its root! We do not need the golden idol, We detest the royal palace! We will help our suffering brothers, We will feed the hungry! We curse our enemies for their wicked deeds, We will fight them together! We curse our enemies for their wicked deeds, We will fight them together! Chorus Arise, awake working class! Charge the enemy hungry folk! Cry out the vengeance of the people, Forward, forward, forward, forward, forward! Do you still want to be oppressed? Arise, all brother across the country at once! From the Dnieper to the White Sea, And the Volga, to the Caucasus! The thieves, the dogs of the rich, And the evil tsar! Bring them all down! Light up the dawn of a better life! Bring them all down! Light up the dawn of a better life! Chorus The rise of the red dawn, The sun of truth and brotherly love! Although we pay a terrible price, With our blood for the happiness of the land! And for our rightful freedoms, The evil will vanish forever! We will unite as one, In the realm of socialism! We will unite as one, In the realm of socialism! Chorus
Next up is Billy Bragg singing There is power in a union.
There is power in a union. Yes the union of the people. From us all around not top down. As we have seen many times the top down dogs makes deals with the companies. These guys are nothing but well paid scabs who lead the workers astray. Scabs who pretend that they have our best interests at heart. Yes there is power in a union but lets make it a union of the people.
And of course the hymn of all workers. Yes, say it loud and clear: WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE!
HAPPY MAY DAY TO ONE AND ALL