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Jesus Christ was a man
Who traveled through the land
A hard working man and brave
He said to the rich
Give your goods to the poor
But they laid
Jesus Christ in his grave

Jesus was a man
A carpenter by hand
His followers true and brave
One dirty little coward
Called Judas Iscariot
Has laid
Jesus Christ in his grave

He went to the preacher
He went to the sheriff
He told them all the same
Sell all of your jewelry
And give it to the poor
But they laid
Jesus Christ in his grave

When Jesus come to town
All the working folks around
Believed what he did say
The bankers and the preachers
They nailed him on a cross
Then they laid
Jesus Christ in his grave

The poor working people
They followed him around
They sung and they shouted gay
The cops and the soldiers
They nailed him in the air
And they laid
Jesus Christ in his grave

Well the people held their breath
When they heard about his death
And everybody wondered why
It was the landlord
And the soldiers that he hired
To nail Jesus Christ in the sky

This song
Was written in New York City
Of rich man
Preacher and slave
But if Jesus was to preach
Like he preached in Galilee
They would lay
Jesus Christ in his grave



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