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Friday August 14, 1914
From The Voice of the People: The War Lord Calls For His Patriotic Slaves

Brothers Mine by Pat Brenner

The War Lord's shout is heard, brothers mine,
He is calling for his braves, brothers mine.
Those patriotic slaves, may they find deep resting graves!
It will clear this earth of scabs, brothers mine.

Ludlow Massacre, Crucified
For I remember Calumet, brothers mine,
And that coffin laden ditch, brothers mine.
When our children cried for bread,
All they got was rounds of lead,
And their blood, it ran so red,
     brothers mine.

We are husbanding our strength,
     brothers mine,
The call, it has been sent, brothers mine;
We remember Ludlow Hill,
And those ghastly forms, so still-
We can't forget it all, brothers mine.

We remember San Diego, brothers mine,
We'll remember it for ages, brothers mine.
When we spoke upon their street,
How those Cossacks had a treat-
They left a trail of blood behind,
     brothers mine.

We remember Spokane's dungeons,
     brothers mine,
And all their guns and bludgeons, brothers mine.
We remember young Cole's life,
That they crushed in the strife,
But we've marked it up to them, brother mine

We remember Wheatland's "riots," brothers mine,
And those dirty sneaking coyotes, brothers mine.
We remember it so well
That they'll wish they were in hell-
If Ford and Suhr are not freed, brother mine.

We remember still another, brothers mine,
In Salt Lake's filthy prisons, brothers mine.
They say that he'll be shot-
We swear, by God, he'll not-
Let's make him free again, brothers mine.

Now they want us to respond, brothers mine,
To that murdering butcher's son, brothers mine,
If to war then you must go,
Take my blessings on you so
That to hell you all may go, brothers mine.

[drawing added]


The Voice of the People
(New Orleans, Louisiana)
 -of August 13, 1914

"Crucified" from the Denver Express


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Originally posted to Hellraisers Journal on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM PDT.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions.

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