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The Joe Hill Heartlanders

Playing The Workers' Rally Song:
"DOWN ON THE LINE"
© Mike Konopka 2011
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The Joe Hill Heartlanders:

Diane Carter-Zubko: vocals
Mike Kay: guitars & vocals
Dan Swanson: drums & vocals
Trish Ramsey:percussion & vocals
Jill Blair: vocals
Mike Konopka: production & engineering.

The Heartlanders are a group of teachers, union members, office workers, professional musicians and audio engineers in the Chicago, Illinois area.

We stand with our working brothers and sisters down on the lines protecting workers' rights to organize throughout our country.

“Down On The Line”
performed by The Joe Hill Heartlanders

© Mike Konopka 2011

Take a close look at our cities, and take a good look at our town,
Things a mess and it ain’t pretty, when all our jobs are foreign bound,
But this I know my friend, we didn’t turn things end for end,
We teach the kids, the fires we tend, we know we’ve given back,
We haul the trash, we build the cars, and we don’t ask the moon and stars,
But what we’ve fought & earned is ours!

Down on the line, We sweated out the best we have to give,
Down on the line, We only ask a decent way to live,
A nation’s humble servants sentenced just to doin’ time,
When freedom falls, we hear the call, see you down on the line!

Pitting worker against worker, men conspire misguided schemes,
While givin’ corporations free rides , and bustin’ workin’ families’ dreams
And folks are scared and money’s slow, but it ain’t us that need to go,
‘Cause arrogance is never right, It’s time to take this country’s fight,

Down on the line, We sweated out the best we have to give,
Down on the line, We only ask a decent way to live,
A nation’s humble servants sentenced just to doin’ time,
When freedom falls, we hear the call, see you down on the line!

So grab a friend and find a rally, yeah make a sign and hold it high,
Our fellow workers are our allies, when proudly union banners fly,
But no matter where we are, let our voices carry far,
‘Cause avarice is never right, It’s time to take this country’s fight,

Down on the line, We sweated out the best we have to give,
Down on the line, We only ask a decent way to live,
A nation’s humble servants sentenced just to doin’ time,
When freedom falls, we hear the call, see you down on the line!

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