I.W.W. Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent: A Facsimile Reprint of the 19th Edition

I.W.W. Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent: A Facsimile Reprint of the 19th EditionUndoubtedly The Most Popular Book In American Labor History, The IWW S Little Red Song Book Has Been A Staple Item On Picket Lines And Workers Gatherings For Generations And Has Gone Through Numerous Editions As A Result Of IWW Efforts To Keep Up With The Times, However, Recent Versions Of The Songbook Have Omitted Most Of The Old Time Favorites, Especially The Raucous Lyrics Of The Free Spirited Hoboes Who Made Up Such A Large Portion Of The Union S Membership In Its Heyday Reprinted Here Is The Th Edition, Originally Issued In , The Year The IWW Reached Its Peak Membership Of The Songs In This Book, The Overwhelming Majority Have Not Been Included In The IWW S Own Songbooks For Many Years Here Are Such Classics As Joe Hill S John Golden And The Lawrence Strike, We Will Sing One Song, Scissor Bill, The Tramp, And Others T Bone Slim S I M Too Old To Be A Scab, Mysteries Of A Hobo S Life, I Wanna Free Miss Liberty, And Others Ralph Chaplin S All Hell Can T Stop Us, Up From Your Knees, May Day Song, And And Other Songs By C G Allen, Richard Brazier, Pat Brennan, James Connelly, Laura Payne Emerson, And Many Others

The Industrial Workers of the World is an international union currently headquartered in Cincinnati At its 1923 peak it claimed over 100,000 members in good standing could marshal the support of many Membership declined dramatically after a 1924 split brought on by internal conflict Today it s actively organizing numbers about 2,000 worldwide Membership doesn t require that o

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  • Paperback
  • 68 pages
  • I.W.W. Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent: A Facsimile Reprint of the 19th Edition
  • The Industrial Workers of the World
  • English
  • 10 September 2017
  • 9781604869507

15 thoughts on “I.W.W. Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent: A Facsimile Reprint of the 19th Edition

  1. says:

    A must for all folk music fans This is where it began If you dreamed you saw Joe Hill last night, well, you ll see a bit of the real man in here There were no chords for musicians but many of the lyrics were written to be sung to the tune of popular music of the day A genuine grass roots book of history.

  2. says:

    What the IWW lacked in philosophical sophistication they made up in cultural swag These songs are mostly dated and corny but also I am psyched for the one final battle with the money parasites.

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