Tag Archives: labor-movement

Buddy Won’t You Roll Down the Line

TITLE: Buddy Won’t You Roll Down the Line AUTHOR: Uncle Dave Macon? CATEGORY: Traditional, Public Domain KEYWORDS: strike, labor-movement, mining, work, scab, prisoner EARLIEST PRINTED OR RECORDED REFERENCE: 1925 (collected by Robert W. Gordon; info in Archie Green’s Only a Miner: Studies in Recorded Coal-Mining Songs HISTORICAL REFERENCES: This strike apparently took place in Tennessee in the 1880s, according to read more »

We Shall Not Be Moved (Labor Version)

TITLE: We Shall Not Be Moved AUTHOR: Hymn by Alfred H. Ackley, modified by the labor movement in the 1930s. CATEGORY: Public Domain, Debated KEYWORDS: labor-movement, nonballad, protest EARLIEST DATE: 1955 (recording, Pete Seeger) HISTORICAL REFERENCES: Union Coal Mine Strike in West Virginia, 1931. “One of the most popular union songs, “We Shall Not Be Moved,” read more »