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 Ed Pickford © prs

I’m a banner flying high and tethered to a pole

When your spirits dying I will fortify your soul

Need not greed the creed I heed & virtues I extol

I am, I am a union banner


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I’m the silken symbol – of unity and hope

Mighty yet so nimble - I can dance on pole & rope

I will lead you onward – however steep the slope

I am, I am a union banner


I believe it’s not naive to love my fellow man

Those who practice to deceive are not part of my clan

Words of aspiration I will bring to all I can

I am, I am a union banner

Chorus

Greens and blues and scarlet hues fly high upon my mast
Mines & mills the views I choose to illustrate my past

I demand a future where the ones now first are last

I am, I am a union banner


Chorus


On display in merry May my words in silken thread

Thoughts that say on Workers’ Day remember martyred dead

Freedom’s bell will toll in hell when want & fear have fled

I am, I am a union banner


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I Am a Union Banner Blaydon Folk Club