Which Side Are You On? Lyrics

Natalie Merchant


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Bragg, Florence Reece
album: Track 2 in album The House Carpenter's Daughter
release date: 2003-9-16
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Field Recording/Folk
length: 5:05

Cover Art

Natalie Merchant The House Carpenter's Daughter cover art
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Come all you good workers
Good news to you I'll tell
Of how the good old union
Has come in here to dwell

Which side are you on boys?
Which side are you on?

My daddy was a miner
He's now in the air and sun
He'll be with you fellow workers
Until the battle's won

Which side are you on boys?
Which side are you on?

They say in Harlan County
There are no neutrals there
You'll either be a union man
or a thug for J.H. Claire

Which side are you on boys?
Which side are you on?

Workers can you stand it?
Oh, tell me how you can
Will you be a lousy scab
or will you be a man?

Which side are you on boys?
Which side are you on?

Don't scab for the bosses
Don't listen to their lies
Poor folks ain't got a chance
Unless they organize

Which side are you on boys?
Which side are you on?


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Sally Ann
  • 2 Which Side Are You On?
  • 3 Crazy Man Michael
  • 4 Diver Boy
  • 5 Weeping Pilgrim
  • 6 Soldier, Soldier
  • 7 Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow
  • 8 House Carpenter
  • 9 Owensboro
  • 10 Down on Penny's Farm
  • 11 Poor Wayfaring Stranger