DESCRIPTION: "The farmers are gathering from near and from far, The Alliance is sounding the call for the war.. "Here we contend against monopolies' ring." "But one thing is certain, we cannot go wrong If we pull all together while marching along."
AUTHOR: Words: C. F. Vaughan
EARLIEST DATE: 1890 (Farmers' Alliance, according to Cohen and Welsch)
KEYWORDS: farming labor-movement nonballad
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Welsch, p. 60, "Alliance Song" (1 text, tune referenced)
Cohen-AFS2, p. 489, "Alliance Song" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Nebraska Folklore, Pamphlet Eighteen, "Farmers' Alliance Songs of the 1890's," Federal Writers' Project, 1938, p. 2, "Alliance Song" (1 text)
cf. "Marching Along" (tune, according to Welsch)
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