Mudcat Café message #59085 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #9090   Message #59085
Posted By: Jon Bartlett
18-Feb-99 - 03:39 AM
Thread Name: Joe Hill song (not the usual one)
Subject: RE: Joe Hill song (not the usual one)
I can't tell from this thread what the song is - but I thought I'd pass it along that "Joe Hill's Will" (by Joe Hill) was collected orally by Phil Thomas in northern British Columbia, as a recitation, in the early '70's. The informant was sure that Joe Hill himself had been present at the building of the line (the Grand Trunk Pacific, c. 1914). He had, after all, been preent down south in the Fraser valley when he wrote "Where the Fraser River Flows".