They worked the land 

Sowed the soil in sweat to reap a harvest 

Cranked a winch, winding weight,  

Hauled a load 

Welded a nation  

Hear anvils ring 

Raised ships of steel 

A nation adrift at sea 

Take up oars   

Push earth’s waters weight 

Into the future 

Wind of labor’s strength  

Forward the ship of state 

They built the mightiest nation on earth.