Date: Mon, 13 Mar 1995 15:50:37 EST From: Larry Horn Subject: Re: Sam Hill Now, I know we don't necessarily want to get into another song lyrics thread, but the versions I know all go I dreamed [or dreamt] I saw Joe Hill last night Alive as you or me [not: 'Alive as he could be'] Says I, "But Joe, you're n years dead" [for some monosyllabic value of n; I forget which] "I never died", says he. and so on. I don't know from Sam Hill/Hall, although the euphemistic origin (< Damn Hell) sounds plausible. Too bad there's no OED for proper names. Larry