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An Australia guided by the spirit of the Eureka Tradition as symbolised by the diggers' flag and oath:
"We swear by the Southern Cross to stand truly by each other and fight to defend our rights and liberties"

Australian Working-Class March Jock Graham
Tune: "Men Of Harlech."

Sing Australia's greatest glory:
Battles in her epic story,
Labor in defence and foray
For her liberty
Brave Eureka shall provide us
Courage still, whate'er betide us,
And the Southern Cross still guide us
Safe in freedom's way.

Build the stockade higher,
Quench reaction's fire
Let every man and woman plan
Their freedom to acquire.

Chorus:
Sound the call throughout the nation:
Join in Labor's liberation:
Working-class emancipation
On to victory.

Gains in unity we'll measure;
Every step we'll hold and treasure;
Organise with pride and pleasure:
Solidarity.
Pledge our martyrs dead and dying:
We shall fight, our foes defying,
Till the "People's Flag" is flying
O'er Australia free.

Organise our forces,
Endless are our sources;
Our strength shall be our unity,
And liberty our course is.

Chorus:
Sound the call throughout the nation:
Join in Labor's liberation:
Working-class emancipation
On to victory.

Sing of convict days and cattle,
Sing of wild bush land and wattle,
Sing of gain and loss in battle,
Labor's history.
And while thoughts are backward winging,
Memories of heroes bringing,
Let the burden of our singing,
Freedom always be.

Men of Labor's morning,
Death and prison scorning,
Still lead us true the dark night through,
With lights of knowledge burning.

Chorus:
Sound the call throughout the nation:
Join in Labor's liberation:
Working-class emancipation
On to victory.

Notes

Awarded First Prize for words to a well-known tune in Australian Communist Party Competition, 1945, this poem appeared in the 1945 collection of John (Jock) Graham's poems "Blood on the Coal"