I was hangin' 'round a defense town one day, one day,
When I thought I overheard a soldier say, soldier say:
"Every tank in my camp
Has that UAW stamp
And I'm UAW too, I'm proud to say."
It's that UAW-CIO makes the army roll and go
Turnin' out the jeeps and tanks, the airplanes ev'ry day
It's that UAW-CIO makes that army roll and go
Puts wheels on the USA
(Repeat after each verse)
I was there when the union came to town.
I was there when old Henry Ford went down.
I was standing by the Gate Four
When I heard the people roar:
"They ain't gonna kick the auto workers around."
I ws there on that cold December day,
When we heard about Pearl Harbor far away.
I was down in Cadillac Square
When the union rallied there
To put those plans for pleasure cars away.
There'll be a union label in Berlin,
When the union boys in uniform march in.
And rolling in the ranks
There'll be UAW tanks
Roll Hitler out and roll the union in.