13 Songs of Labor

Weavers, blacksmiths, healers, farmers, warriors: the myths tell us the Gods toil as well. Here’s 13 songs in honor of Labor Day, for when labor we are like the Gods.

13. Working Man Blues By Merle Haggard

12. Union Maid by Old Crow Medicine Show

Written by Woody Guthrie in response to a complaint that women were being ignored in labor music, it became one of his most popular labor tunes.

11. John Henry’s Hammer by Johnny Cash

10. Pick a Bale of Cotton by Leadbelly

Influencing Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan, Leadbelly is one of my favorite folks musicians.

9. She Works Hard for the Money by Donna Summers

8. Coal Miner’s Daughter by Loretta Lynn

7. The Goddess and the Weaver by Spiral Dance

6. Hills of Connemara by Gaelic Storm

5. Muirsheen Durkin by Luke Kelly

4. The Ballad of Bowser Macrae by David Francey

The story is great but if you want to skip ahead to the song go to 7:55 mark.

3. The Gulf of Mexico by Shawn Mullins

2. Breakfast in Hell by Slaid Cleeves

1. Pie In The Sky by Utah Phillips

Like Patheos Pagan on Facebook!

Patheos Pagan LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS PAGAN ON FACEBOOK

Learning New Steps To Dance
Practical Polytheism: A Review of Devotio Antinoo
Third Parties, Choices, and Our Place In Paganism (and the World)
Being Negative Is Healthy; Or It's Good To Be An Ass Sometimes
About Star Foster

Polytheistic Wiccan initiated into the Ravenwood tradition, she has many opinions. Some of them are actually useful.

  • http://lifencompass.com Scott @ Lifencompass

    I love Loretta! Nice, diverse, choices!

  • http://lifencompass.com Scott K Smith

    I love Loretta! Nice, diverse, choices!


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X