The Preacher and the Slave (Sweet Bye and Bye)... by Joe Hill


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

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

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

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




Chorus Type #1

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

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

 Chorus Type #2:
 C                            F
 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]
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 Chop some wood [Chop some wood], will do you good [do you good]
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 Then you'll eat in the sweet bye and bye