The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #88354 Message #1656361
Posted By: Abby Sale
27-Jan-06 - 08:12 AM
Thread Name: Happy! – Jan 27 (Gompers/Abbas/James)
Subject: Happy! – Jan 27 (Gompers/Abbas/James)
Founder of the AF of L,
was born 1/27/1850
Block hiked back to the city but wasn't doing well
He said "I'll join the union, the great AF of L".
He got a job that morning, got fired by the night
He said, "I'll see Sam Gompers and he'll fix that foreman right!"
Sam Gompers said, "You see, you've got our sympathy."
"Mr. Block," by Joe Hill, Little Red Song-book
(According to Stavis & Harmon, a very successful recruiting song.)
Shah 'Abbas I, the Great was born 1/27/1571 (d1629) (Nothing folkish, just has a very nice name)
"King of the Slide Guitar," Delta Bluesist Elmore James
(born Elmore Brooks 1/27/1918, Richland, Miss. (d.5/24/1963 in Chicago)
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