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Luke Kelly – Joe Hill lyrics

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', says he
'i never died', says he.

In Salt Lake, Joe, says I
Him standing by my side
'They framed you on a murder charge'
Says Joe, 'i never died'
Says Joe, 'i never died. '

The copper bosses they shot you, Joe,
They filled you full of lead
'Takes more than guns to kill a man'
Says Joe, 'And I ain't dead'
Says Joe, 'And I ain't dead. '

And standing there as big as life
And smiling with his eyes
Says Joe, 'What they forgot to kill'

'Went on to organize'
'Went on to organize. '

Joe Hill ain't dead, he says to me
Joe Hill ain't never died
Where working man are out on strike
Joe Hill is at their side
Joe Hill is at their side.

In 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, says he
I never died, says he.

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