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]bga.com