I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last nightAlive as you or meSays I, "But Joe, you're ten years dead,""I never died," says he.
Written by Alfred Hayes (c. 1930), recorded by numerous artists including Billy Bragg, Earl Robinson, Paul Robeson, Pete Seeger, and Joan Baez.
You'll get pie in the sky when you die.Joe Hill
There is pow'r, there is pow'rIn a band of workingmen.When they stand hand in hand,That's a pow'r, that's a pow'rThat must rule in every land —One Industrial Union Grand.Joe Hill
A pamphlet, no matter how good, is never read more than once, but a song is learned by heart and repeated over and over. And I maintain that if a person can put a few common sense facts into a song and dress them up in a cloak of humor, he will succeed in reaching a great number of workers who are too unintelligent or too indifferent to read.Joe Hill
I'll take the shooting. I'm used to that. I've been shot a few times in the past, and I guess I can stand it, again.Joe Hill
I die with a clear conscience, I die fighting, not like a coward.Joe Hill