“Hold the Fort (Union Version)”

Author: Tune by Philip Paul Bliss; words attributed to English transport workers, late 19th century and said to have been circulated by the Knights of Labor
Earliest date: 1955 (recording, Pete Seeger)
Keywords: labor-movement nonballad worker derivative
Found in: US

Description

Rewrite of traditional hymn: "Hold the fort, for we are coming/Union men be strong/Side by side we battle onward/Victory will come"

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Recordings

References

  1. PSeeger-AFB, p. 20 "Hold the Fort" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Darling-NAS, pp. 372-373, "Hold the Fort" (1 text)
  3. Silber-FSWB, p. 138, "Hold the Fort" (1 text)
  4. DT, HOLDFORT*
  5. BI, PSAFB020