Suffragette's Song Lyrics

We are the Suffragettes
Think you know some fierce girls?
You ain't heard nothing yet

A lass called Millie Fawcett founder of our cause,
Started the battle for our rights
Argued the government to change the laws.
Here is how she stated our plight
How comes girls can't vote for rules
That we have to obey?
When we work and pay taxes too!
Parliament's reaction was "oh do go away!"
How dare they diss the Suffrage Crew?

Suffragettes sing,
We're gonna do this thing!
Peaceful protests started in 1903,
Got no reaction needed, drastic action-
Got a new leader, Emmeline Pankhurst, that's me!

Burst into parliament shouting "votes for women"
Actions that were shocking and new.
Chained ourselves to palace gates
Tension was brimming, our name now WSPU
Burned down churches, smashed up shops, attacked MPs The result, we were
thrown in jail.
This made us more determined as you'll come to see
Think we'd give up fighting? Hey, fail! (echoes)

Suffragettes sing
Together, we can win!
In prison we protested and went on hunger strike.
Men still said no, but we just said Yo!
You won't stop us now!
Miss Davison, please take the mic.

We became more extreme, Derby Day, June 13
In front of King and Queen.
Committed sacrifice supreme,
Crept unseen between the teaming
Crowds watching the race
And threw myself under a horse
To try and make our case.
Became a famous martyr, how did men react?
"We can't give women votes if they're so stupid they'll do that!"

Seemed our cause was lost
when World War came along
Our Suffragette reaction
Was to wave our protests goodbye, farewell, so long.
to patriotic action.
Put down our banners saying 'Give Us Votes'
Instead supported the men's fight
Wanted to help them win the war.
So guess what they said?
"Okay ladies, you were right!"

Suffragettes sing!
We done it ding-ding,
At last those men see,
They should treat us the same.
So all take note- now women can vote.
And it's thanks to those who fought
in the Suffragette's name!

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