Which side are you on?

Billy Bragg Version

This government had an idea
And parliament made it law
It seems like it’s illegal
To fight for the union any more
Which side are you on, boys?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on, boys?
Which side are you on?
We set out to join the picket line
For together we cannot fail
We got stopped by police at the county line
They said, “Go home boys or you’re going to jail”
Which side are you on, boys?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on, boys?
Which side are you on?
It’s hard to explain to a crying child
Why her Daddy can’t go back
So the family suffer
But it hurts me more
To hear a scab say Sod you, Jack
Which side are you on, boys?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on, boys
Which side are you on?
I’m bound to follow my conscience
And do whatever I can
But it’ll take much more than the union law
To knock the fight out of a working man
Which side are you on, boys?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on, boys?
Which side are you on?
Songwriters: Florence Reece
Which Side Are You On? lyrics © The Bicycle Music Company
Artist: Billy Bragg
Album: The Peel Session Album
Released: 1991
Genres: Alternative/Indie, Neo-folk, Folk

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