Joe Hill


by w: Alfred Hayes m: Earl Robinson
I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night, alive as you and me
Says I, “But Joe, you’re 10 years dead”
“I never died,” says he.  “I never died,” says he

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“In Salt Lake, Joe,” I said to him, standing by my bed
“They framed you on a murder charge”
Says Joe, “But I ain't dead.” says Joe, “But I ain't dead”

“The Copper Bosses shot you Joe, they killed you Joe,” says I
“Takes more than guns to kill a man”
Says Joe, “I didn't die.” says Joe, “I didn't die”

And standing there as big as life, and smiling with his eyes
Joe says, “What they could never kill
Went on to organize, went on to organize”

“Joe Hill ain't dead,” he says to me, “Joe Hill ain't never dead
When workers strike and organize
Joe Hill is by their side, Joe Hill is by their side”

From San Diego up to Maine, in every mine and mill
Where workers stand up for their rights
It's there you'll find Joe Hill, it's there you'll find Joe Hill

I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night, alive as you and me
Says I, “But Joe, you’re 10 years dead”
“I never died,” says he.  “I never died,” says he



© 1938 MCA Music::  on Earl's "Strange Unusual Evening", 
"Alive and Well" and "Walk in the Sun", on Joe Glazer 
"Sings Labor Songs" and "Songs of Joe Hill", on Joan Baez 
"From Every Stage", "Carry It On", "One Day at a Time" also 
sung by her on the movie soundtrack "Woodstock", on Pete 
Seeger "Can't you See This System...", and on Utah Phillips 
"Sings the Songs of the First World War" and "We Have Fed You All"
 

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