Date: Mon, 13 Mar 1995 20:43:34 +0800
From: elliot mcintire vcgeg002[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]HUEY.CSUN.EDU
Subject: Re: Sam Hill
On Mon, 13 Mar 1995, Katherine Catmull wrote:
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.
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.
Your are right, my mind was not working at warp speed this morning when I
originally responded. but I a very glad you included a bit from the song
about Joe Hill, which is REALLY what I had confused in my mind. One thing
about this list, errors get corrected (usually real fast!) Thanks.
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