Friday, February 12, 2010

The Preacher and the Slave (Pie in the Sky)

Words by Joe Hill
Melody from the gospel song "Sweet Bye and Bye"/"Sweet By and By"
Rise Up Singing chapter: Rich and Poor, p.184

Verse chords: G C G - / - - D - / G C G - / - D G -
Chorus chords: G - D - / - - G - / - - C - / G D G

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:

You will eat, by and by
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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