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Joe Hill

Joe Hill
Real name
Joel Emmanuel Hägglund
Born
October 7, 1879
Died
November 19, 1915
Country
United States
IPI
00664824714 1 work
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Born in Sweden, Hägglund migrated to the United States in 1902 with his brother. He worked as an itinerant laborer, moving frequently. In 1910, Hill joined the Industrial Workers of the World. and rapidly became a prominent Wobbly, giving speeches and organizing for the IWW, as well as writing political songs and satires under the name Joe Hill. He had previously used the alias Joe Hillstrom, apparently due to anti-union blacklisting. Hill was convicted of murder in 1915, which he evidently didn't commit. Executed by a firing squad in Utah, he became a martyr and revered figure in the labor movement.

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Songs written by Joe Hill

Original songs

Adapted songs

Title Written by Originals Originally by Covered by
Casey Jones - The Union Scab Joe Hill The Ballad of Casey Jones Covered by (25 artists)
Coffee an' Joe Hill Count Your Blessings Covered by (5 artists)
Everybody's Joining It Joe Hill Everybody's Doing It Now Covered by (5 artists)
It's a Long Way down to the Soupline Joe Hill It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary Covered by (14 artists)
Mr. Block Joe Hill It Looks Like a Big Night To-night Covered by (8 artists)
Nearer My Job to Thee Joe Hill Nearer, My God, to Thee Covered by (11 artists)
Scissor Bill Joe Hill Steamboat Bill Covered by (4 artists)
Ta-ra-ra Boom de-ay Joe Hill Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay (Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-Der-E) Covered by (8 artists)
The Girl Question Joe Hill Tell Mother I'll Be There Covered by (3 artists)
The Old Toiler's Message Joe Hill Silver Threads Among the Gold Covered by (4 artists)
The Preacher and the Slave Joe Hill In the Sweet Bye and Bye Charlie Craver Covered by (39 artists)
There Is Power in a Union Joe Hill There Is Power in the Blood Covered by (23 artists)
The Tramp Joe Hill Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! The Prisoner's Hope Covered by (24 artists)
The White Slave Joe Hill Meet Me To-Night in Dreamland Covered by (8 artists)
We Will Sing One Song Joe Hill My Old Kentucky Home Covered by (13 artists)
Where the Fraser River Flows Joe Hill Where the River Shannon Flows Covered by (2 artists)

Poems written by Joe Hill

Original poems