Mudcat Café message #123257 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #14397   Message #123257
Posted By: Art Thieme
12-Oct-99 - 10:39 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Tune Add: The Rebel Girl (Joe Hill)
Subject: RE: LYR/TUNE ADD: Rebel Girl (Joe Hill)
Joe dedicated this song to Elizabeth Gurley Flynn---On November 18th, 1915---shortly before 10:00 o'clock, about 9 hours before he was going to be shot, he wrote to E.G. Flynn, "I just an't help to send you a few more lines because you have been more to me than a fellow worker. You have been an inspiration and when I composed "The Rebel Girl" you was right there and helped me all the time. As you furnished the idea, I will now, as I am gone, give you all the credit for that song, and be sure to locate a few more Rebel Girls like yourself, because they are needed and needed badly... With a warm handshake across the continent and a last fond good-bye to all I remain yours as ever -- Joe Hill."

Art Thieme