“The Ashland Strike”


"I had a job; was well content And pleased in every way." "...The men, like me, I know, were satisfied with their own jobs, Then came the C.I.O." The singer describes the misery of the Ashland Strike, and hopes never again to hear of the C.I.O.


We tend to think of "folk" songs as pro-union, but of course most unions find some employees opposed to their tactics. This is the song of such a man -- and, like many songs in Thomas, there is no evidence that it is actually traditional. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Thomas-Makin', pp. 240-241, (no title) (1 text)
  2. BI, ThBa240


Author: Billie Menshouse?
Earliest date: 1939 (Thomas)
Found in: US(Ap)