United We Are Strong

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When a social inspiration through the worker's blood shall run,
There can be no power greater anywhere beneath the sun;
Yet what force on Earth is weaker than the feeble strength of one,
But united we are strong!

(Chorus)
Glory, glory, solidarity
Glory, glory, solidarity
Glory, glory, solidarity
For united we are strong!

Is there aught we hold in common with the greedy parasite?
Who would lash us into serfdom and would crush us with his might?
Is there anything left but to organise and fight?
For united we are strong!

(Chorus)
It is we who plowed the prairies, built the cities where they trade;
Dug the mines and built the workshops, endless miles of railway laid;
Then we stood outcast and starving 'midst the wonders we had made;
But united we were strong!

(Chorus)
They had stolen untold millions they had never toiled to earn,
But without our brain and muscle not a single wheel could turn,
We broke their haughty power, earned our freedom when we learnt
That united we are strong!

(Chorus)
All the world that's owned by idle drones is ours and ours alone,
We have laid the wide foundations, built it skyward stone by stone,
It is ours, not to slave in, but to master and to own,
While united we are strong!
(Chorus)
They divide us by our colour, they divide us by our tongue
They divide us men and women, they divide us old and young
But they'll tremble at our voices when they hear these verses sung,
For united we are strong!

(Chorus)
So inspired and united we destroyed their mighty hold,
Now toward a common purpose we advance so brave and bold,
We can bring to birth a new world from the ashes of the od,
For united we are strong!