Malvina Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems  

Everybody Talks About Mine Mill

Notes: words and music by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1962 by author. Referring to the old International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers.

Everybody talks about Mine Mill,
Mine Mill, Mine Mill,
Everybody talks about Mine Mill,
I'll tell you the reason why.
It makes the stooges fume and fret,
The miners know it's their best bet,
And it's a Union you won't forget
Until the day you die.

The company rages at Mine Mill
With every name they can call,
But if the company fears you,
You know you're on the ball;
No matter what you say or do,
They make it seem a crime,
But if you're on your bended knees
They'll love you all the time.


If you stick along with Mine Mill
It's not going to be a cinch.
You'll fight for a decent living,
And get there inch by inch;
But knuckle under to the company
And work real long and hard,
And they'll tell you you're a good little boy,
And give you a pretty blue card.


Malvina Reynolds songbook(s) in which the music to this song appears:
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Other place(s) where the music to this song appears:
---- Broadside Nos. 9-10 (July 1962)

Malvina Reynolds recording(s) on which this song is performed:
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