Working-Class Heroes CD: A UE Union Review
"The common thread running through all of the songs, whether they are laments or celebrations, is the necessity for working people to join together to fight for justice. After listing the oppressions suffered by miners and their families, Gunning’s song “Dreadful Memories” (a rewrite of the hymn “Precious Memories”) concludes:
We will have to join the union,
They will help you find a way
How to get a better living
And for your work get better pay.
Really, friends, it doesn’t matter
Whether you are black or white.
The only way you’ll ever change things
Is to fight and fight and fight."