Poor Old Charlie

There are great political protest songs.  Protesting and raising awareness of war, famine, fascism, injustices of every stripe.

And then there's this.


And still, I always smile at the image of Mrs. Charlie slinging a sandwich to her starving husband on the moving train. (Why doesn't she choose a station where the train actually stops? Or give him the damn nickel in the bag with the sandwich?)

This article was updated on May 9, 2023

David F