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Thread #91418 Message #1745330
Posted By: Big Mick
22-May-06 - 08:47 AM
Thread Name: Favorite Lines
Subject: RE: Favorite Lines
From the western Canadian songwriter, Bill Gallaher. He wrote a song about a Wobbly union organizer. This organizer was shot down by police for his organizing activities, and the verse describes his funeral. The song is called "Ginger Goodwin".
"There was an endless line of mourners; people came from miles around.
And the workers on the mainland up and shut Vancouver down.
And in a painted cedar coffin he was carried through the town.
Then in death, as in his short life, Ginger went back underground."