December 31, 2009

A Song For The New Year

With the change of year but hours away, here is a variant on the seasonal Bobby Burns chestnut "Auld Lang Syne." It was sung at the end of meetings by members of the Knights of Labor, the union which in the late 1800s marked a milestone in organization for the U.S. working class. (I have made one consequential change in the lyric.)

Again we meet, again we part,
Again our work is done:
Again we pledge each heart to heart
Until the victory's won.
Our cause is just, and win we must,
Our revolution band
Will not forget when last we met
And clasped the honest hand.

May it hearten you as we face the challenges of 2010...

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