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Thread #107115 Message #2221375
Posted By: GUEST
23-Dec-07 - 11:48 AM
Thread Name: Earl Robinson stories?
Subject: RE: Earl Robinson stories?
I think it was 1989 when Earl, Utah Phillips, Joe Glazer, and John Handcock did a concert at Foothill College near Palo Alto CA as part of the Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival. I took my dad, an old Red, and the two of us sang our hearts out. He cried, did my dad.
A couple of years ago at the WWLHF in San Mateo I brought my dad along again, and in the singaround he told a story of being a young father in 1941 casting about for lullabies to sing to his infant son (me). He said the only song he knew then was "Joe Hill" so he sang that. Then he said, "I can't sing any more, so...son?" So I sang my lullaby (which I have sung to my daughters)with all the good workers there.
" ...for their work continueth, greater than their knowing"