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Douglas Robson was an IWW singer/songwriter.


"A Scotsman who settled in Chicago around 1917, Robson—a former coal-miner—was a poet, singer, songwriter, actor, artist, student of Shakespeare, and an authority on Robert Burns. Together with other Wobblies, notably Mary Gallagher and composer Rudolf von Liebich (who had played the piano at Joe Hill's funeral), Robson co-founded International Song Publishers, hoping to collect and publish workers' songs from all over the world. Three songs were issued before the project folded."

—Archie Green, David Roediger, Franklin Rosemont, and Salvatore Salerno,

The Big Red Songbook (2007)


The Advancing Proletaire

Funeral Song of a Russian Revolutionist

Whirlwinds of Danger


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