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Thread #61805   Message #995589
Posted By: Joe Offer
02-Aug-03 - 12:59 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: If It Wisnae for the Union (Matt McGinn)
Subject: DTADD: If It Wasn't For the Union
The lyrics Sorcha posted from Susanne(skw)'s Website were really hard to find, so I think I'll post them again here. Not much different from what's posted above, but there are a few differences.
Thread #34763   Message #470964
Posted By: Sorcha
26-May-01 - 12:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Black Leg Miner
Subject: Lyr Add: IF IT WASN'T FOR THE UNIONS

And the other one:

If It Wasn't For The Unions
(Irish trad / Matt McGinn)

Toora loora loora loo
I'll tell you something awfu' true
Wouldn't have your telly the noo
If it wasn't for the union

I had a boss in Aberdeen
The nicest fella that ever was seen
He must have thought me helluva green
Before I joined the union

I had a boss named Allardyce
He was really helluva nice
Except for the way he loaded the dice
Before I joined the union

A pal of mine has bought a car
A second-handed Jaguar
He wouldn't hae travelled half as far
If it wasn't for the union

The bosses they were doing fine
Little children working down the mine
They'd have them on the assembly lines
If it wasn't for the union

So men and women all agree
It's time to rise up off your knee
And raise the banner of unity
Forward with the union

Tune: The British Army
from:http://mysongbook.de/msb/songs/i/ifiwunio.html