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Old 05-21-2019, 01:14 PM
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The IWW ("Wobblies") song "I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night" refers to one of their leaders, who was executed (possibly railroaded) for murder. Hill, an immigrant worker frequently facing unemployment and underemployment, became a popular songwriter and cartoonist for the union. His most famous songs include "The Preacher and the Slave" (in which he coined the phrase "pie in the sky"), "The Tramp", "There is Power in a Union", "The Rebel Girl", and "Casey Jones—the Union Scab", which express the harsh and combative life of itinerant workers, and call for workers to organize their efforts to improve working conditions.