Musician Gary Eller strums up Idaho history
Be sure to visit Gary's Idaho Songs Project website for a lot of information and to sample early Idaho songs and ditties.
Below I have included a link to a blog post on one of the songs cited in the article.
"'Are They Going to Hang My Papa,' a 1907 labor protest song that attempted to influence the trial of Bill Haywood, accused of assassinating former Idaho Gov. Frank Steunenberg. According to the Idaho Songs Project website, the title refers to Haywood’s 10-year-old daughter Henrietta. It’s one of Gary Eller’s favorites."
|John Richards collection.|