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Song for Father's Day as Sung on Palo Alto World Music Day
by S.C. Justice
Tuesday Jun 19th, 2012 5:10 PM
Many people requested the lyrics to this song and the Raging Grannies ran out of printed lyrics! Members of the Raging Grannies Action League, who wrote the song, were joined by ORWC and OSJ members in front of the Palo Alto Apple Store.

Father's Day for Justice
tune: Good Night Irene

What is this holiday?
We celebrate
It's Father's Day
It's Father's Day
Oh do you know the tale?

The year was nineteen-oh-eight
A mining accident
Took lives of scores of fathers
Many a tear was shed

What is this holiday?
We celebrate
It's Father's Day
It's Father's Day
Oh do you know the tale?

It was in West Viginie
Where miners lost their lives
The town cried out for justice
Today we we join their cries

What is this holiday?
We celebrate
It's Father's Day
It's Father's Day
Oh do you know the tale?

Now workers need conditions
THAT are clean and safe
From Chinese towns like Shen-Zhen
To cities in the States