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Song of the Domestic League, lyrics

Song: Song of the Domestic League
Lyrics: Virginia Brodine (1)

Year: 1939
Genre: Traditional
Country: USA

They're comin' from the nursery and from the laundry, too
And they're comin' from the kitchen where there's always work to do
And they're joining hands in friendship, and they're joining in this song
If we build the League together it will make us strong

Come on girls, join us in the chorus
Come on girls, make the rafters ring
One alone can't speak above a whisper But if we join together they can hear us sing
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Some girls work from 9 to 5 or 'til the whistle blows
Some don't have to work at all 'cause papa's got the dough
No matter when we start out day, how hard the work we do
No whistles blow for us because we're never through
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They can see the rows and rows of clothes we hang upon the line
They can always see the tarnish when the silver needs a shine
They can see a hundred extra things they'd like to have us do
Why is it they can never see our point of view?


1 - Please correct us if you have any contrary information, but she is believed to be the Virginia Brodine, who was a writer for the Communist Party of the U.S.A's. west coast paper, the Daily People's World.