Date: Mon, 13 Mar 1995 13:36:11 -0600 From: Katherine Catmull 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 British? Kate Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]