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 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.


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