Pie in the sky (The Preacher and the Slave)

(Joe Hill 1911) bygger på psalmen In the Sweet By-and-By av S. Fillmore Bennett and music by Joseph P. Webster 1868

Long-haired preachers come out every night            
 Try to tell you what's wrong and what's right
 But when asked how 'bout something to eat 
 They will answer in voices so sweet

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 You will eat, bye and bye
 In that glorious land above the sky 
 Work and pray, live on hay 
 You'll get pie in the sky when you die

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 And the Starvation Army, they play 
 And they sing and they clap and they pray 
 Till they get all your coin on the drum 
 Then they tell you when you're on the bum

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 Verse #3:
 Holy Rollers and Jumpers come out 
 And they holler, they jump and they shout 
 Give your money to Jesus, they say 
 He will cure all diseases today

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 Verse #4:
 If you fight hard for children and wife
 Try to get something good in this life 
 You're a sinner and bad man, they tell 
 When you die you will sure go to hell.

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 Verse #5:
 Workingmen of all countries, unite 
 Side by side we for freedom will fight 
 When the world and its wealth we have gained 
 To the grafters we'll sing this refrain

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 You will eat, bye and bye 
 When you've learned how to cook and how to fry
 Chop some wood, 'twill do you good 
 Then you'll eat in the sweet bye and bye 
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