The Eight Hour Day.

Position:Poems of Censure and Condemnation - Poem

The Eight Hour Day In Telluride the strike is still on And on there it will stay Until we get just what we want-- It is an eight-hour day. Eight months we have been out on strike. Up to the first of May, And eight months more we'll stay on strike Just for an eight-hour day. Though gatling guns and cannonade Surround the town, oh, say, I wonder what they'll do with them After the eight-hour day! They may deport us from our homes, And tell us to stay away; But then we'll not call off the strike Until the eight-hour day. We have labored hard for many a year, We...

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