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The folks named in this song, and a good many others, made a huge impact on my life and my music ... and on the world we all live in. My deepest thanks goes to these musical heroes.

Lyrics

LEADBELLY, WOODY & PETE                                        
 
I doubt I’d be singing with you folks today
And we might not be folk music fans anyway
If it wasn’t for heroes with something to say
Like Leadbelly, Woody and Pete
 
Shoulder to shoulder come whatever may
Proud to be marching straight into the fray
In the footprints of giants who passed this-a-way
Like Leadbelly, Woody and Pete
 
Leadbelly, Woody and Pete
We can’t always win, but we never retreat
Sing it beginning to end and repeat
Leadbelly, Woody and Pete
 
We stand without fear at the front of the throng
Raise voices as one in each glorious song
Sharing what we think is right and what’s wrong
Just like Leadbelly, Woody and Pete
 
Leadbelly, Woody and Pete
Can’t always win, but we never retreat
Sing it beginning to end and repeat
Leadbelly, Woody and Pete
 
Anne Feeney, Tom Paxton, so many fine folks
Josh White, Libba Cotton, the mighty Phil Ochs
Our sisters and brothers who shoulder the yoke
Just like Leadbelly, Woody and Pete
 
Leadbelly, Woody and Pete
We can’t always win, but we never retreat
Sing it beginning to end and repeat
Leadbelly, Woody and Pete
 
We’re Union and proud, come join the crusade
It’s Union we sing, it’s Union we’re paid
Play for good people who honor Fair Trade
Just like Leadbelly, Woody and Pete
 
Leadbelly, Woody and Pete
We can’t always win, but we never retreat
Sing it beginning to end and repeat
Leadbelly, Woody and Pete
 
C. Daniel Boling – 12-string guitar and vocal
Wayne Shrubsall – banjo, vocals
Jono Manson, Meredith Wilder, Jaime Michaels, Ellen Boling, David Berkeley, Char Rothschild, Gary Paul Hermus  – vocals