kaffyr (kaffyr) wrote,

Dept. of Which Side Are You On

I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night

It doesn't matter that Labor Day is almost over. That's because every day is Labor Day. On this Labor Day
, I remember Joe Hill.

Joan Baez did a lovely, elegiac version of the ballad "Joe Hill" - that's this one:

But I like this version, too: it's muscular as well as beautiful.

And then there's Paul Robeson:

And then there's this - Joe Hill was more than a memory. He wrote some wonderful songs for the people he lived among and organized; Woody Guthrie had a lot to live up to:

Labor Day is every day, because we haven't won the battle yet.

Tags: good people, music, rights for everyone, union stuff

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