Lyrics

I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night
Alive as you or me
Says I "But Joe, you're ten years dead"
"I never died", says he
"I never died", says he

In Salt Lake City, Joe, said
Him standing by my side
They framed you on a murder charge
Said Joe: "I never died"
Said Joe: "I never died"

The copper bosses shot you Joe
They filled you full of lead
Takes more than guns to kill a man
Said Joe: "But I ain't dead"
Said Joe: "But I ain't dead"

And standing there as big as life
And smiling with his eyes
Said Joe: "What they forgot to kill
Went on to organise"
Went on to organise

From 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 or me
Says I "But Joe, you're ten years dead"
"I never died", says he
"I never died", says he

Joe Hill, born Joel Emmanuel Hägglund in Gävle, Sweden, and also known as Joseph Hillström (October 7, 1879 – November 19, 1915) was a Swedish-American labor activist, songwriter, and member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW, also known as the "Wobblies").

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