In bed with my woman, just singin' the blues,
Heard the radio tellin' the news:
That the big Red Army took a hundred towns,
And Allies droppin' them two-ton bombs.
Started hollerin', yellin', dancin' up and down like a bullfrog!
Doorbell rung and in come a man,
I signed my name, I got a telegram.
Said, “If you wanna take a vacation trip,
Got a dish-washin' job on a Liberty ship.”
Woman a-cryin', me a-flyin', out the door and down the line!

'Bout two minutes I run ten blocks,
I come to my ship, down at the dock;
Walked up the plank, and I signed my name,
Blowed that whistle, was gone again!
Right on out and down the stream, ships as fur as my eye could see, woman a-waitin'.

Ship loaded down with TNT
All out across the rollin' sea;
Stood on the deck, watched the fishes swim,
I’se a-prayin' them fish wasn’t made out of tin.
Sharks, porpoises, jellybeans, rainbow trouts, mudcats, jugars, all over that water.

This convoy’s the biggest I ever did see,
Stretches all the way out across the sea;
And the ships blow the whistles and a-rang her bells,
Gonna blow them fascists all to hell!
Win some freedom, liberty, stuff like that.

Walked to the tail, stood on the stern,
Lookin' at the big brass screw blade turn;
Listened to the sound of the engine pound,
Gained sixteen feet every time it went around.
Gettin' closer and closer, look out, you fascists.

I’m just one of the merchant crew,
I belong to the union called the N. M. U.
I’m a union man from head to toe,
I’m U. S. A. and C. I. O.
Fightin' out here on the waters to win some freedom on the land.

More lyrics from Woody Guthrie

  • 01Train Breakdown
    02:31
  • 03Talking Sailor
    03:01
  • 03Gonna Roll The Union On
    02:37
  • 03Guitar Rag
    02:19
  • 04The Ludlow Massacre
    03:32
  • 05Sally Don't You Grieve
    02:24
  • 05Guitar Breakdown
    02:20
  • 06Stewball
    05:02
  • 07Ain't Nobody's Business
    02:42
  • 08Tear The Fascists Down
    02:10
  • 02:46
  • 09Little Darling Pal Of Mine
    02:54
  • 10Nine Hundred Miles
    05:57
  • 10You Can Hear My Whistle Blow
    02:23
  • 10Bile Them Cabbage Down
    02:49
  • 02:26
  • 02:47
  • -I Ain't Gonna Be Treated This Way
    03:00
  • 12You Gotta Go Down And Join The Union
    02:43
  • 12Guitar Blues
    02:22
  • 13Bad Repetation
    02:50
  • 13Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?
    02:33
  • -I'm Gonna Join That One Big Union
    02:32
  • -Harriet Tubman's Ballad (Part 1)
    03:24
  • -Do You Ever Think of Me
    03:05
  • -Square Dance Medley
    03:50
  • 13Brown's Ferry Blues
    02:48
  • 15Sonny's Flight
    02:57
  • -Do You Ever Think Of Me?
    03:08
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