Well, that cop, he went wild over me
And he held his gun where everyone could see
He was breathing rather hard
When he saw my union card
They go wild, simply wild over me
Slim, who died on this date in 1942, was a songwriter for the International Workers of the World, or Wobblies. This is a stanza from his song “Popular Wobbly,” sung here by Bill Friedland, who just died earlier this year at the age of 94
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