"Are They Going To Hang My Papa?" is a labor song in support of Bill Haywood, Charles Moyer and George Pettibone, then on trial for the murder of Frank Steunenberg. It is written from the viewpoint of Haywood's daughter, "little Henrietta". The miners were acquitted.
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The author, "Owen Spendthrift", is usually thought to be a pseudonym, but the name is also found as the author of the words to a Scott Joplin song, "When Your Hair is Like the Snow", also written in 1907.
- ^ "20,000 Parade for Accused Miners" (PDF). New York Times (May 5). 1907. Retrieved 2008-10-18.
- ^ Adams, Mildretta (1986). Sagebrush Post Offices. Pocatello, Idaho: Idaho State University Press. p. 115. ISBN 0-937834-13-0. OCLC 1766506.
- ^ "Songs". Archived from the original on 14 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-18.