We Just Come to Work Here

We Just Come to Work Here

Various Artists COLL01953

We Just Come to Work Here, We Don’t Come to Die is an extraordinary compilation of some of Collector Records’ best-loved artists, who highlight the hazards of working in the industrial world."These songs are dedicated to the 70,000 workers who are killed or permanently disabled on the job each year in the United States," and who better than to sing them but Joe Glazer, Eddie Starr, Larry Penn, and Sweet Honey in the Rock?

Record Label Collector Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2007 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / Collector Records
Genre(s) American Folk
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American; Anglo-American
Instrument(s) Guitar
Language(s) English; Spanish
Subject(s) Bluegrass music; Folk songs--United States; Folksong revival; Labor unions--Songs and music.; Mining--Songs and music; Railroads--Songs and music; Working class--Songs and music

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101 More Than a Paycheck Sweet Honey in the Rock 3:49
102 Number 21 Mine Kenny Winfree 2:25
103 Taxi Song Joe Glazer 3:54
104 Sound Engineering Bobby Cumberland 2:52
105 Song for Sandhogs Larry Penn 2:50
106 The Process Man (Chemical Worker's Song) Magpie 2:44
107 The Right to Know Joe Glazer 2:49
108 Tell Me Their Names Eddie Starr 3:47
109 Worker's Memorial Day Bobby Cumberland 1:32
110 VDT Tom Juravich 1:56
111 Carpal Tunnel John O'Connor 2:40
112 Drill Ye Tarriers, Drill Joe Glazer 2:14
113 100% Cotton Dust Ngoma Hill 2:45
114 Song for the Unknown Worker John O'Connor 2:37
115 The Hammer Song Larry Penn 2:24
116 Coal Tattoo Laurel Blaydes 4:24
117 Corrido del Minero Joe Glazer 2:48
118 We Just Come to Work Here, We Don't Come to Die Anne Feeney 4:51
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