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Feb
25

lyrics to JOE HILL –(he was shot in slc, utah, my hometown):

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

“The Copper Bosses killed you Joe,
they shot you Joe” they filled you full of lead.
“Takes more than guns to kill a man”
Says Joe “I didn’t die”
Says Joe “I didn’t die”

“In Salt Lake City, Joe,” says I, 
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.” 

And standing there as big as life
and smiling with his eyes.
Says Joe “What they can never kill
went on to organize,
went on to organize”

From San Diego up to Maine,
in every mine and mill,
Where working men defend 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 ten years dead”
“I never died” said he,
“I never died” said he.

Comments

  1. Mary Smith says:

    Wisdom I mean ;-)

  2. Mary Smith says:

    This is a little off topic but wisdome can come in many forms…be it poems, tv shows, music or even this jewel of a video someone sent to me..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTJ7AzBIJoI&feature=related

  3. I love that song! I remember when the late Great Utah Phillips sang it some years ago.

  4. I think you should right a sitcom about mental hospitals.I loved your show roseanne.maybe it will change everyone’s perception.p.s. I went to shepherd too

  5. Aloha, Sister…..Good to see you again, you look Great…;-) u need to check out my Mac Tree at the Jungle House, in downtown Kona…The Biggest Tree in Town..drive up Ala onaona look for Hanson on mail box and bamboo gates, Great Place to get away…..Love the Big island-hope you get this note…Long time Friend…
    Aloha, Jeff

  6. Wonderful, Roseanne. Thanks so much. Joan Baez’ rendition ringing in my ears and bringing tears to my eyes.

  7. dashus christ says:

    Thx for these lyrics Roseanne-The Spirit of Joe Hill LIVES!