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  1. Anna Canoni, who is a director at the Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives, explains: "The telling of a specific story is what is very evident in Woody's songwriting in general. There's a song called " Massacre," where he talks about this one specific event. It is one of the most moving songs that I have ever heard. It's absolutely amazing.

  2. Massacre Words and Music by Woody Guthrie. Take a trip with me in , To Calumet, Michigan, in the copper country. I will take you to a place called Italian Hall, Where the miners are having their big Christmas ball. I will take you in a door and up a high stairs, Singing and dancing is heard everywhere.

  3. The Massacre (Woody Guthrie) Take a trip with me in nineteen thirteen To Calumet, Michigan, in the copper country. I'll take you to a place called Italian Hall Where the miners are having their big Christmas ball. I'll take you through a door, and up a high stairs. Singing and .

  4. Massacre captures the last living witnesses of the tragedy and reconstructs Calumet’s past from individual memories, family legends and songs, tracing the legacy of the tragedy to the present day, when the town –out of work, out of money, out of luck — still struggles to come to terms with this painful episode from its past.

  5. Lyrics to ' Massacre' by Woody Guthrie. Take a trip with me in , To Calumet, Michigan, in the copper country. I will take you to a place called Italian Hall, Where the .

  6. Dec 20,  · In his song “ Massacre,” famous protest singer Woody Guthrie claimed that the “copper boss’ thug men” were the ones who made the false claim of fire, and that they then held the door closed so revelers could not get out. Guthrie wasn’t alone in believing that the person who yelled fire was in the pocket of the copper mine.


  7. “ Massacre” by Woody Guthrie appears on his album, Struggle. This is a social protest song, sung as a third person account of the deaths of copper miners and their families in Calumet.

  8. Dec 16,  · Massacre is a touching documentary that revisits the tragic events that took place in the copper mining town of Calumet in the northern tip of Michigan on Christmas Eve

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