Date: Mon, 13 Mar 1995 06:28:36 +0800 From: elliot mcintire Subject: Re: Sam Hill 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 labor song. BTW, Wallace Stegner did a nice biography of Hall, which is somewhere on my shelves. If I could located I would be more exact in my comments. Elliot McIntire emcintire[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]