Jack Rock Song

DESCRIPTION: "Well there's a little to used to strike, you see, Made by elves in a hollow tree... But if you're a scab you're made a big mistake." The "jack rock" of the unions is "more dangerous than a loaded gun." The singer says to respect the union
AUTHOR: Elaine Purkey
EARLIEST DATE: 1993 (Cohen)
KEYWORDS: labor-movement nonballad strike
1989 - Pittston Coal strike. The use of "jack rocks" to flatten tires was a noteworthy feature of the strike
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AFS1, pp. 229-230, "Jack Rock Song" (1 text)
File: CAFS1229

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2017 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.