There are women of many descriptions In this queer world, as everyone knows. Some are living in beautiful mansions, And are wearing the finest of clothes. There are blue blooded queens and princesses, Who have charms made of diamonds and pearl; But the only and thoroughbred lady Is the Rebel Girl. Coro: That's the Rebel Girl, that's the Rebel Girl! To the working class she's a precious pearl. She brings courage, pride and joy To the fighting Rebel Boy. We've had girls before, but we need some more In the Industrial Workers of the World. For it's great to fight for freedom With a Rebel Girl. Yes, her hands may be hardened from labor, And her dress may not be very fine; But a heart in her bosom is beating That is true to her class and her kind. And the grafters in terror are trembling When her spite and defiance she'll hurl; For the only and thoroughbred lady Is the Rebel Girl.
Fonte: History in Song
Pubblicata per la prima volta nell'edizione marzo 1916 "Joe Hill Memorial Edition" dell'Industrial Worker "Little Red Songbook".
La canzone mostra l'importanza attribuita da Joe Hill alla partecipazione delle donne alla lotta di classe; ispirata dall'amica Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, organizzatrice e attivista sindacale, è dedicata a tutte le donne dell'I.W.W.