Hellraisers Journal: From the Cook County Jail: New Lyrics to an Old Song by Class War Prisoner Harrison George

We laugh and sing, we have no fear
Our hearts are always light,
We know that every Wobblie true
Will carry on the fight.
-Harrison George

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Hellraisers Journal, Sunday November 18, 1917
From Cook County Jail, Illinois – “For the O. B. U.”

REMEMBER

By HARRISON GEORGE.
Cook County Jail, Oct. 18, 1917
(Tune: “Hold the Fort”)

We speak to you from jail today
Two hundred union men,
We’re here because the bosses’ laws
Bring slavery again.

Chorus

In Chicago’s darkened dungeons
For the O. B. U.
Remember you’re outside for us
While we’re in here for you.

We’re here from mine and mill and rail
We’re here from off the sea,
From coast to coast we make the boast
Of Solidarity.

We laugh and sing, we have no fear
Our hearts are always light,
We know that every Wobblie true
Will carry on the fight.

We make a pledge-no tyrant might
Can make us bend a knee,
Come on you worker, organize
And fight for Liberty.

From Solidarity of September 1, 1917:

WWIR, In Here For You, Ralph Chaplin, Sol Aug 4, Sept 1, 1917

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SOURCES

Big Red Songbook: 250+ IWW Songs!
-ed by Archie Green, David Roediger,
Franklin Rosemont, Salvatore Salerno,
PM Press, Feb 19, 2016
(search: harrison george remember)
https://books.google.com/books?id=QaXECwAAQBAJ

Rebel Voices
An IWW Anthology

-ed by Joyce L. Kornbluh
PM Press, Sep 1, 2011
(search: harrison george remeber)
https://books.google.com/books?id=n2ATBwAAQBAJ

IMAGE
WWIR, In Here For You, Ralph Chaplin, Sol Aug 4, Sept 1, 1917
p323
https://libcom.org/files/rebel-voices-2_0.pdf

See also:

Tag: Harrison George
http://www.weneverforget.org/tag/harrison-george/

The I.W.W. trial:
story of the greatest trial in labor’s history by one of the defendants

-by Harrison George with introduction by A. S. Embree
IWW, 1919
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100663067

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