Pharoh Doesn't Pay

Haggadah Section: Songs

(By Mary Ann Barrows Wark,  “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”)

I’ve been working on these buildings;

Pharaoh doesn’t pay.

I’ve been doing what he tells me

Like making bricks from clay.

Can’t you hear the master calling,

“Hurry up, make a brick!”

Can’t you feel the master hurt me

Until I’m feeling sick.

Oh is this a mess,

Oh is this a mess,

Oh is this a mess, for Jews, for Jews.

Oh is this a mess,

Oh is this a mess,

Oh is this a mess for Jews.

Someone’s in the palace with Pharaoh –

Someone’s in the palace we know, ow, ow, ow,

Someone’s in the palace with Pharaoh –

Does he know they treat us so?

Keep singing work, work, work all day,

Work all day and then some mo –ore,

Work, work, work all day –

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