But a funny thing, the unions now take credit for this. A bumper sticker seen recently said, "Enjoying your weekend? Thank the Unions!" or some such nonsense. The upshot was that "but for" the union movement, we'd all be working seven days a week, 12 hours a day. Maybe there is a nugget of truth in that, but there is also the truth that people like Henry Ford brought in high wages and the 40-hour week, long before the unions were around.
Long-haired preachers come out every night Try to tell you what's wrong and what's right But when asked how 'bout something to eat They will answer in voices so sweet Chorus:You will eat, bye and bye In that glorious land above the sky Work and pray, live on hay You'll get pie in the sky when you die (That's a lie!) And the Starvation Army, they play And they sing and they clap and they pray Till they get all your coin on the drum Then they tell you when you're on the bum(Chorus)Holy Rollers and Jumpers come out And they holler, they jump and they shout Give your money to Jesus, they say He will cure all diseases today(Chorus)If you fight hard for children and wife Try to get something good in this life You're a sinner and bad man, they tell When you die you will sure go to hell.(Chorus)Workingmen of all countries, unite Side by side we for freedom will fight When the world and its wealth we have gained To the grafters we'll sing this refrainYou will eat, bye and bye When you've learned how to cook and how to fry Chop some wood, 'twill do you good Then you'll eat in the sweet bye and bye (That's no lie!)