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    ALL THE WEARY MOTHERS OF THE EARTH
    ( PEOPLE'S UNION # 1)

    (Words and Music by Joan Baez)

    All the weary mothers of the earth will finally rest
    We will take their babies in our arms and do our best
    When the sun is low upon the field
    To love and music they will yield
    And the weary mothers of the earth shall rest

    And the farmer on his tractor and beside his plow
    Will stand there in confusion as we wet his brow
    With the tears of all the businessmen
    Who see what they have done to him
    And the weary farmers of the earth shall rest

    And the aching workers of the world again shall sing
    These words in mighty choruses to all will bring
    "We shall no longer be the poor
    For no one owns us anymore"
    And the workers of the world again shall sing

    And when the soldiers burn their uniforms in every land
    The foxholes at the borders will be left unmanned
    General, when you come for the review
    The troops will have forgotten you
    And the men and women of the earth shall rest

    © 1971, 1972 Chandos Music (ASCAP)


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