RCC Honors History Project

“The Death of Mother Jones”

Posted by nrohr on April 15, 2009

This is a song about Mother Jones. There was no author listed.

THE DEATH OF MOTHER JONES

The world today is mourning the death of Mother Jones;
Grief and sorrow hover around the miners’ homes.
This grand old champion of labor has gone to a better land,
But the hard-working miners, they miss her guiding hand.

Through the hills and over the valleys in every mining town,
Mother Jones was ready to help them; she never let them down.
In front with the striking miners she always could be found;
She fought for right and justice; she took a noble stand.

With a spirit strong and fearless, she hated that which was wrong;
She never gave up fighting until her breath was gone.
May the workers all get together to carry out her plan,
And bring back better conditions for every laboring man.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: