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The pedigree for this song goes back to 1984 and the play "Six Men of Dorset", from whence it became an anthem for the striking miners at that time - "it got sung on the picket line, which I thought was about a big a tribute as could be paid to anybody, to be so incorporated - that was enough for me." John Tams Since then it has also cropped up in the play "The Good Hope".

Unity (Raise Your Banners)

Bound together through the land
Stand up - stand up now
Brother sister make a stand
Stand up - stand up now

Keep the spirit keep the way
Stand up - stand up now
Unity will win the day
Stand up - stand up now

Those who stand against all strife
Stand up - stand up now
Fight to win a better life
Stand up - stand up now

Those who stand for liberty
Stand up - stand up now
Fight to keep the future free
Stand up - stand up now

Raise your banners high
Strength to strength and line by line
Unity must never die
Raise your banners high

Though the struggle brings you pain
Stand up - stand up now
Yours will be the final gain
Stand up - stand up now

Though the struggle brings you tears
Stand up - stand up now
You shall hear the victory cheers
Stand up - stand up now

Raise your banners high (etc)