JOE HILL


I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night
alive as you or me
says I : "but Joe, you're ten years dead"
:/: "I never died" says he :/:

"in Salt Lake, Joe" says I to him
standing by my bed
they framed you on a murder charge
:/: says Joe : "but I ain't dead" :/:

"the copper bosses killed you, Joe
they shot you, Joe" says I
"takes more than guns to kill a man
:/: says Joe : "I didn't die" :/:

and standing there as big as life
and smiling with his eyes
Joe says : "what they forgot to kill
:/: went on to organize" :/:

"Joe Hill ain't dead" he says to me
"Joe Hill ain't never died
where working men are out on strike
:/: Joe Hill is at their side" :/:

"from San Diego up to Maine
in every mine and mill
where workers strike and organize"
:/: says he : "you'll find Joe Hill" :/:

I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night
alive as you or me
says I : "but Joe, you're ten years dead"
:/: "I never died" says he :/:

        alfred hayes • earl robinson