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No. 8. Opening Ode for K. of L.

Tune

C. S. WHITE, Halsted, Kan.

1. Knights of Labor, all fraternal,
Meet we here for mutual help;
Guarded each by truth and justice,
All our thoughts are not on self;
Needy brothers all around us,
Suffering from old Shylock's greed;
For the ones that hold the power
Rob us of our every need.

2. Hear the pleadings of the workers,
As they toil from day to day;
Let it be our aim and object
To drive the hungry wolf away;
Give protection to the workers,
Needy ones all o'er the land,
Extending to our toiling brothers,
Everywhere, a helping hand.