Joe Hill

The Preacher And The Slave

Joe Hill

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The Preacher And The Slave

Verse #1: 

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

 Chorus Type #1: 
 G                            D               
 You will eat You will eat, bye and bye bye and bye 
 In that glorious land above the sky Way up high 
 G                      C 
 Work and pray Work and pray, live on hay live on hay 
 G                     D            G 
 You'll get pie in the sky when you die  

 Verse #2: 
 G                  C          G 
 And the Starvation Army, they play  
 G                                    D 
 And they sing and they clap and they pray  
 G                      C           G 
 Till they get all your coin on the drum  
 G                       D             G 
 Then they tell you when you're on the bum  

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

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

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

 Chorus Type #2:  
 G                            C 
 You will eat (You will eat), bye and bye bye and bye 
 When you've learned how to cook and how to fry How to fry 
 G                                C 
 Chop some wood Chop some wood, 'twill do you good do you good 
 G                      D             G 
 Then you'll eat in the sweet bye and bye That's no lie 

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