Remembering Joe Hill

Today is the 107th anniversary of the murder by the state of the great Wobbly songwriter and martyr Joe Hill.

A minute’s silence, and then back to the important work that still remains unfinished.  As he said: “Don’t mourn; organize!”

One Response to Remembering Joe Hill

  1. evelynjacob18gmailcom says:

    Some history on the song, “Joe Hill.”
    http://justasong2.blogspot.com/2009/04/joan-baez-paul-robeson-joe-hill.html

    I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night
    Alive as you and me
    Says I “But Joe, you’re ten years dead”
    “I never died” says he
    “I never died” says he

    “The copper bosses killed you, Joe”
    “They shot you Joe” says I
    “Takes more than guns to kill a man”
    Says Joe “I didn’t die”
    Says Joe “I didn’t die”

    And standing there, as big as life
    And smiling with his eyes
    Says Joe “What they can never kill
    Went on to organize
    Went on to organize”

    From San Diego up to Maine
    In every mine and mill
    Where working folks defend their rights
    It’s there you find Joe Hill
    It’s there you find Joe Hill

    I dreamed I saw, I dreamed I saw, Joe Hill last night
    Alive as you and me
    Says I “But Joe, you’re ten years dead”
    “I never died” says he, “I never died” says he
    “I never died” says he.”

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