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Joe Hill

Sopranos, Altos
           -            Bass, Tenors verse 1
also Tenors except verse 1

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

2. "In Salt Lake City Joe" says I,
him standing by my bed,         him standing by my bed, my bed,
"'They framed you on a murder charge."
says Joe, "But I ain't dead."     says Joe, "But I ain't dead."
Says Joe, "But I ain't dead."    but I ain't dead."


3. "The copper bosses killed you, Joe.
They shot you, Joe," says I.      They shot you, Joe,"says I, says I.
"Takes more than guns to kill a man,
says Joe, "I didn't die."            says Joe, "I didn't die.
Says Joe, "I didn't die."            I didn't die."

4. And standing there as big as life
And smiling with his eyes,     And smiling, smiling with his eyes,
saya Joe, "What they could never kill
Went on to organize,              Went on to organize,
Went on to organize."             to organize."

5. "Joe Hill ain't dead," he says to me,
"Joe Hill ain't never died.       "Joe Hill ain't never, never died
Where working men are out on strike,
Joe Hill is at their side,            Joe Hill is at their side,
Joe Hill is at their side."           is at their side."

6. " From San Diego up to Maine
In every mine and mill               In every mine and every mill 
Where workers strike and organize
Its there you'll find Joe Hill",   Its there you'll find Joe Hill",
Its there you'll find Joe Hill."    you'll find Joe Hill."

Joe Hill - Traduction literal

1. J’ai rêvé d’avoir vu Joe Hill la nuit dernière (Il était) vivant comme vous et moi
Je lui ai dit: ‘Mais Joe ça fait 10 ans que tu es mort’. Il m’a répondu ‘Je ne suis pas mort’

2. Je lui ai dit: "a Salt Lake City Joe", - il était debout a cote de mon lit - "ils t’ont accusé de meurtre"
Joe a répondu ‘Mais je ne suis pas mort’

3. Je lui ai dit: "Les patrons de la police t’ont tué Joe, Ils t’ont tué Joe" ai-je dit
‘Il ne suffit pas d’un revolver pour tuer un homme’ Joe a répondu, ‘je ne suis pas mort’.

4. Il était là debout plus que vivant et avec un regard souriant,
Joe a dit: ‘Ce qu’ils n'ont ont jamais reussi a tuer, maintenant s’est organisé

5. Il m’a dit: ‘Joe Hill ne mourra jamais.
Quand des hommes seront en grève, Joe Hill sera à cote d’eux’

6. De Santiago au Maine, dans chaque mine, dans chaque usine
où les travailleurs font la grève et s’organisent, c’est la que vous trouverez (toujours) Joe Hill