Solidarity Forever/Solidarité mes frères et mes sœurs

 

Solidarity Forever

When the Union’s inspiration through the farmers’ blood shall run,
There can be no power greater anywhere beneath the sun.
For what strength on earth is weaker than the feeble strength of one,
But the Union makes us strong.

CHORUS:
Solidarity forever, solidarity forever,
Solidarity forever, for the Union makes us strong.

They have taken untold millions that they never toiled to earn,
But without our brain and muscle not a single wheel would turn.
We can break their haughty power, gain our freedom when we learn,
That the Union makes us strong.

CHORUS

It is we who ploughed the prairies, built the cities where they trade,
Dug the mines and built the workshops, endless miles of railroad laid.
Now we stand outcast and starving midst the wonders we have made,
But the Union makes us strong.

CHORUS

Is there aught we hold in common with the greedy parasite,
Who would lash us into serfdom and would crush us with his might.
Is there anything left for us but to organize and fight,
For the Union makes us strong.

CHORUS

In our hand is placed a power greater than their hoarded gold,
Greater than the might of armies magnified a thousand-fold.
We can bring to birth a new world from the ashes of the old,
For the Union makes us strong.

CHORUS

Solidarité mes frères et mes sœurs
Nous engraissons le capital et ses usines
Enchaînés du matin au soir à la machine
Pour notre peine, des salaires de famine
Mais l’union nous rendra forts

            REFRAIN 
                  Solidarité mes frères et mes sœurs
                  Solidarité mes frères et mes sœurs
                  Solidarité mes frères et mes sœurs
                  Ensemble nous vaincrons

Mais si un jour nous arrêtons tous nos machines
Mais si un jour nous occupons tous nos usines
Puissants patrons vous ferez alors tristes mines
Car l’union nous rendra forts.

                  REFRAIN

En combattant pour elle, la classe ouvrière
Apportera un ordre nouveau sur la terre
Au coude à coude restons unis, prolétaires
C’est l’union qui nous rend forts.

                  REFRAIN