Ballad of Bloody Thursday, The

DESCRIPTION: "As I went walking one day down in Frisco... I spied a longshoreman all dressed in white linen.... and cold as the clay." The boss owned the unions. The workers fought back to regain their rights. 400 workers were killed or injured. He tells them to fight
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (Greenway); probably written c. 1934
KEYWORDS: labor-movement strike battle death
Jul 5, 1934 - Bloody Thursday, the first day of serious violence in the three-month-old strike on the San Francisco docks
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greenway-AmericanFolksongsOfProtest, pp. 237-238, "The Ballad of Bloody Thursday" (1 text)
Cohen-AmericanFolkSongsARegionalEncyclopedia2, pp. 668-669, "The Ballad of Bloody Thursday" (1 text)

File: CAFS2668

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