Cold Cup of Water
About the Song
You can find this song on Pat Humphries CD "Hands".
Acres & acres of row upon row, scratched in the face of the land
Holding the hope of the seeds we have sown, deep in the cracks of my hands
We come from places our children can't grow, some of us south of the border
Seeking safety & wages & work, dignity, food & water
(capo up 3) G D Bm Em / C G D - ://
From harm may we be delivered, demand though we may be fired
To meet & bargain together for all workers, clean & safe shelter
And a cold cup of water (ah...)
And a cold cup of water
GD G Am D / Em C Am D - / GC D G D / GC D G D /
The dust stings my eyes my fingers will blister from poisonous water and air
If I speak up the crew boss insists there’s hundreds to take my place here
From spring to the fall we all make the rounds from bunkhouse, orchard & field
In 49 years I'll be under this ground waiting for next season's yield
I trusted the grower's promise of work, lived months away from my home
Now I yield little more than blisters & dirt & the weariness in me is growing
If you think you owe my family no debt, let the fruit spoil on the bough
3 billion dollars of my toil and sweat are feeding your empire now
lyrics & music by Pat Humphries
©1996 Pat Humphries. Moving Forward Music, BMI.
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