Monday, January 6, 2014

Hill, Joe

Joe Hill(1879-1915), also known as Joseph Hillstrom, Swedish-American labor activist, song-writer. His songs frequently appropriated familiar melodies from songs of his time. He coined the phrase "pie in the sky", which appeared in his song "The Preacher and the Slave". Other songs are: "The Tramp", "There is Power in a Union", "Rebel Girl", and "Casey Jones: Union Scab".

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