Date: Mon, 13 Mar 1995 13:36:11 -0600

From: Katherine Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BGA.COM

Subject: Re: Sam Hill

On Mon, 13 Mar 1995, elliot mcintire wrote:

On Mon, 13 Mar 1995, Joan Livingston-Webber wrote:

For what it's worth, I keep thinking of a song, British I think,

about a cynical and nasty murderer going to be hanged named

Sam Hall. There are several versions. In one the chorus goes:

My name is Samuel Hall. It is Sam Hall. (repeat)

My name it is Sam Hall and I hate you one and all.

You're a bunch of muckers all. God damn your eyes.

Samuel Hall was an organizer/activist for the International Worker's of

the World (IWW)(Wobblies) who was hanged for murder in Utah early in the

century. Most feel that the evidence was very weak.So it's an old American

I think you're thinking of Joe Hill, the labor organizer who was executed

in Utah over protests from people including President Wilson. Last

telegram: "Don't mourn. Organize." Famous song about him: "I dreamed I

saw Joe Hill last night/alive as he could be" etc.

Anyone have more info on the Sam Hall song, and whether it is in fact


Kate Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]