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Harry Stamper

North Bend longshoreman Harry Stamper is keeping the art of union folk songs alive. One of his songs, “We just come to work here; we don’t come to die” is nationally known. He sings this song and a few of his other compositions: old fashioned protest songs with a modern twist.

First Broadcast: 2002
Producer: Tom D’Antoni

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Harry Stamper; Chad Mayo Ghost Horse; Word and Hand (318)

Oregon Art Beat: Episode #318
Original Broadcast: January 31, 2002