Henry George, Our Hero
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Henry George, our hero in the battle for the right;

Henry George, the hated one by hireline tools of might;

Henry George has fallen with the enemy in flight,

But his soul is marching on.

Glory, glory, hallelujah! Glory, glory, hallelujah!

Glory, glory, hallelujah! His soul is marching on.


Henry George is leader still, his father's noble son;

Henry George with Henry George in mind and soul at one,

And Henry George will win the fight his father has begun,

As we go marching on.

Glory, glory, hallelujah! Glory, glory, hallelujah!

Glory, glory, hallelujah! As we go marching on.


Henry George's spirit still will cause our foes to flee,

As Henry George, the living, leads the true Democracy,

And Henry George's holy cause shall set the round world free,

For God is marching on.

Glory, glory, hallelujah! Glory, glory, hallelujah!

Glory, glory, hallelujah! For God is marching on.

Hutchinson Family

"Henry George, Our Hero."  Tune: "Say, Brothers, Will You Meet Us? (Glory Hallelujah)" by William Steffe.  First line: "Henry George, our hero in the battle for the right; Henry George, the hated one by hireling tools of might."  First line of chorus: "Glory, glory, hallelujah!"  1897.

Alan Lewis






John W. Hutchinson sang at Single Tax Club meetings, and he enthusiastically endorsed the ideals of Henry George and Father Edward McGlynn. John supported Henry George in the 1897 campaign for mayor of New York City, singing this campaign song, toward the end, wherever he appeared. As one might surmise from the lyrics, Henry George died before election day; and his son, Henry George, Jr., took his place as a candidate for mayor.

During this campaign, one George Strassner featured in a colorful incident involving John.  A contemporary news report called Strassner perhaps the most prominent German-American in Greater New York; yet that and other reports fail to say why he was prominent and what was his connection with Henry George and the 1897 campaign. Can any of our visitors supply details about George Strassner?

Alan Lewis







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