A Diller, A Dollar (1955) (continued)

Mark A. Mandel mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Fri Apr 1 18:42:53 UTC 2005

   Page Stephens <hpst at EARTHLINK.NET> informs us:
Ballad For Americans was written by Earl Robinson whom I met many years ago.

He was a leftist composer, and his most famous song was "I Dreamed I Saw Joe
Hill Last Night" which goes:

I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night,
Alive as you or me
Says I, "But Joe, you're ten years dead,"
"I never died," says he
"I never died," says he


Funny coincidence(?): I was just thinking of this song last night, and I
don't remember knowing that it was written by the same person. What I think
I remember reminding me of it, though, was walking past the storefront
bookstore that now announces itself as the Dubois Club; a few months ago &
was for the American Communist Party.

-- Mark A. Mandel, fifties, sixties, seventies, eighties, nineties, and
double-ohs* folkie
[This text prepared with Dragon NaturallySpeaking.]
* That's what I call the current decade. I still haven't seen a better name.

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