Get Out and Vote

Lyrics by: Peggy Dempsey and Vicki Ryder
Gaggle: Rochester
Tune: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean

Last night some new thoughts did surround me
When thinking of heroes of old,
What they fought for does really astound me,
They were so brave and so bold.

The men said that women weren’t able
To think or to make up their minds
So men would make all the decisions
And leave all the women behind.

Rise up, sing out
On matters that matter to you and me!
Sign up! Get out and vote
And we’ll make a difference, you’ll see!

Some brave women in our communities
Refused to be quiet and meek
They struggled to gain opportunities
To work and to vote and to speak.

Our Susan B. Anth’ny and others,
They spoke and they marched and they wrote,
Saying women must be treated fairly
And they must be allowed to vote!


Now many long years have transpired
Since brave women won us a voice
They worked and they struggled together,
So we’d have a vote and a choice.