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Equity strike picketers, 1919

Johnny get your sign
Get your sign, get your sign
Join us on the line
On the line, on the line
Sons of Labor, seize the day
Fighting for rehearsal pay …

It’s 1919. Your name is Frank Bacon, and you’re the author and star of the most successful play in Broadway history.

Cohan’s on the run
On the run, on the run
Cook him ’till he’s done
He’s a son-of-a-gun …

Your fellow actors are about to go on strike to support their union, the Actors Equity Association.

Over fair, over fair
We have been, we have been, over fair …

You’ve fought for the rights that your fellow actors are hitting the bricks to protect. But if you go on strike, you risk losing everything. Your wife doesn’t want you to go out; your producers will fire you and take away the rights to your play if you don’t cross the line. Are you in or out?

‘Cause we’re striking
Oh, we are striking
And we won’t go back
‘Till the managers are fair!


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