The Ballad Of Harry PollittComposer: Unknown
The Slightly Fabulous Limeliters, The Limeliters, 1961
Possibly performed at the Carlos Bookstall in San Carlos in July 1961. The song is sung a cappella by Robert Hunter. The tape includes only the last part of the song, the majority is missing. It is possible that the song does not belong with the other songs on the tape and is not from the same date and venue. The song occurs on circulating tapes and on set lists as Bolshevik In Hell.
The lyrics used by Hunter as as follows;
...(tape cuts in).The song occurs with a number of titles. The Sad Tale Of Harry Pollitt, Parliamentarian and Harry Was A Bolshie also occur. Harry Pollitt was a founder member of the Communist Party of Great Britain.