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Part Of The Union
Strawbs Lyrics


Now I'm a union man
Amazed at what I am
I say what I think, that the company stinks
Yes I'm a union man

When we meet in the local hall
I'll be voting with them all
With a hell of a shout, it's "Out brothers, out!"
And the rise of the factory's fall

Oh, you don't get me, I'm part of the union
You don't get me, I'm part of the union
You don't get me, I'm part of the union
Until the day I die, until the day I die

As a union man I'm wise
To the lies of the company spies
And I don't get fooled by the factory rules
'Cause I always read between the lines

And I always get my way
If I strike for higher pay
When I show my card to the Scotland Yard
And this is what I say

Oh, oh, you don't get me, I'm part of the union
You don't get me, I'm part of the union
You don't get me, I'm part of the union
Until the day I die, until the day I die

Before the union did appear
My life was half as clear
Now I've got the power to the working hour
And every other day of the year

So though I'm a working man
I can ruin the government's plan
And though I'm not hard, the sight of my card
Makes me some kind of superman

Oh, oh, oh, you don't get me, I'm part of the union
You don't get me, I'm part of the union
You don't get me, I'm part of the union
Until the day I die, until the day I die

You don't get me, I'm part of the union
You don't get me, I'm part of the union
You don't get me, I'm part of the union
Until the day I die, until the day I die

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jimmycormack

So British, so 70s, brilliant.

Kevin Douglas

So bloody real.Unfortunately.

zdwade

abaris1963 uhhh no. UK forever. Fuck eu

ROY WATSON

you wont here songs like that in this day and age theres not many unions left

Carole Mckenna

@DarkHair NO they are NOT and Never were! They are a group of English guys that formed the band In 1964!!

Chris Hall

@Philip Bamford Be kind

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Raggy60

I worked for Royal Mail and was a union rep. They fitted me up on a trumped-up charge and i was banned from the office. In the end I was exonerated and when I went back they blasted this out on the sound system. Love it !

Jimmy S

@nic mays My mate worked for the PO and had a similar story - how do the dickheads get away with it?

nic mays

@Jimmy S ihad a bit saved up,id paid off the mortgage a few months before so i didnt need much.also i got a bit of work with an estate agent and a funeral company.id got out of the van to assist an old guy in distress
and because i didnt lock the van, it was classed as wilfull disregard of mail safety,and because i hadnt changed my account over the 5 or so interviews,they said that was clear evidence of dishonesty.!!if i hadnt been a union rep,the appeal wouldve been heard by another manager and the decision rubber stamped.

Jimmy S

@nic mays great news. How did you manage in the interm?

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