Bread and Roses

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John Denver

Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer/songwriter, activist, and humanitarian. After traveling and living in numerous locations while growing up in his military family, Denver began his music career in folk… more »

As we go marching, marching 
In the beauty of the day
A million darkened kitchens 
A thousand mill lofts grey
Are touched with all the radiance 
That a sudden sun discloses 
For the people hear us singing  Bread and roses, bread and roses 
 
As we go marching, marching 
We battle too for men
For they are women's children 
And we mother them again 
Our lives shall not be sweetened 
From birth until life closes  Hearts starve as well as bodies 
Give us bread, but give us roses 
 
As we go marching, marching 
We bring the greater days
For the rising of the women  Means the rising of the race
No more the drudge and idler 
Ten that toil where one reposes 
But the sharing of life's glories  Bread and roses, bread and roses

Written by: JAMES OPPENHEIM, JOHN DENVER

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