Item no. 30102
|Collection: Wagner Labor Archives|
This song, written with Norman Franklin, first appeared in the "People's Song Book." It depicts the story fo the class struggle between Pennies and Greenbacks -- the 99% and the 1%.
From Henry Foner: Songs and Poems (For Better or Verse), Labor Arts, New York, 2013.
See here a video of the song "Song of the Pennies".
See also two LaborArts exhibits that feature recordings of Foner's songs Thursdays Til Nine and Play it Again, Sam - Songs of the Labor and Progressive Moments of the 1940s.