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Haywire Mac

Haywire Mac

Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock (1882–1957) was a man of many colors. In addition to serving in the Philippines as a civilian in the military during the Spanish-American War, he worked on the railroad, as a cowboy, stevedore, and as a union organizer with the "Wobblies" (Industrial Workers of the World). In the 1920s he got his start in radio. Sam Eskin, folk singer and folk song collector of renown, made these recordings of Haywire Mac in 1953. In addition to Haywire Mac’s singing, some tracks include brief snippets of Eskin interviewing Haywire Mac. Liner notes provide biographical information for both Haywire Mac and Sam Eskin.

Track Listing

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Hallelujah, I'm a Bum Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock 2:57
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The Big Rock Candy Mountain Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock 5:03
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Long Haired Preachers (Preacher and the Slave) Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock 3:42
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Casey Jones (The Union Scab) Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock 2:35
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Anecdote on Joe Hill Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock 0:26
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Marcus Daly Enters Heaven Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock 7:57
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Subic Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock 3:03
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Casey Jones (Saunders' original version) Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock 3:36
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Jordan Am a Hard Road to Travel Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock 2:24
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204
Poor Boy Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock 2:14
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Paddy Clancy Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock 1:40
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Utah Carl (Carroll) Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock 1:34
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Uncle Jim's Rebel Soldier (Oh, I'm a Good Old Rebel) Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock 2:35
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Anecdote on Pete Wells, Canal Boat Fireman Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock 2:49

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