Domestic Worker Dayenu

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I Ain't Through (To the tune of Dayenu)
Lyrics by Aram Rubinstein Gillis
Created for Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ)
for the Shalom Bayit: Justice for Domestic Workers Campaign, April 2008

Right here in our lovely city
I clean floors and raise the kiddies
I clean floors and raise the kiddies
I ain't through

I cater to the bosses' wishes
I cook meals and clean the dishes
I cook meals and clean the dishes
I ain't through

I don't get paid living wages
I don't get paid fair pay raises
I don't get paid fair pay raises
I ain't through

Got no sick days or vacation
No union, no arbitration
No union, no arbitration
I ain't through

And I can't forget to mention
Got no health care and no pension
Got no health care and no pension
I ain't through

I know every time I'm hired
On a whim I could get fired
With no warning job expired
Even though it makes me tired
I stay strong and stay inspired
To fight for rights I require
I ain't through

So let me be quite direct
When I'm treated with respect
When I'm paid a living wage
Benefits and paid sick days
Health Care and Vacation too
That's when I can sing to you
Dayenu (chorus)
day dayenu
day dayenu
day dayenu
dayenu dayenu dayenu.... (repeat final dayenu chorus)