Everett County Jail, The

DESCRIPTION: "In the prison cell we sit, Are we broken-hearted? Nyet. We're as happy and cheerful as can be." The singer tells workers to join togther until "some day you'll make the laws." The singer calls upon the 65% of the population that is working class to unite
AUTHOR: Words: William Whalen
EARLIEST DATE: 1918 (IWW Songbook)
KEYWORDS: labor-movement prison
Nov 5, 1916 - beginning of the armed conflict between authorities and the IWW in Everett, Washington. At least five IWW members and two deputies were killed; twenty or more were injured on each side; IWW casualties may have been higher
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AFS2, pp. 625-626, "The Everett County Jail" (1 text)
File: CAFS2625

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