Joe Hill

Lyric of song sung at memorial for Helen Kelly.

Joe Hill
(lyric, as sung at memorial service for Helen Kelly, 28 October, 2016)

I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night, alive as you and me
Says I, but Joe, you are ten years dead
I never died, said he. I never died, said he.

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, says Joe, I didn’t die

And standing there as big as life, 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 organize/ workers strike and organize)
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 are ten years dead
I never died, said he. I never died, said he.

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