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Chord Req: The Preacher and the Slave

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JOE HILL
JOE HILL'S LAST WILL
SWEET BY AND BY
THE PREACHER AND THE SLAVE


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Subject: Chord Req: The Preacher and the Slave
From: Johnhenry'shammer
Date: 24 Jun 06 - 03:03 PM

I need the guitar tabs for The Preacher and the Slave by Joe Hill. Thanks


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Preacher and the Slave
From: Bob the Postman
Date: 25 Jun 06 - 11:04 AM

The Preacher And The Slave is, of course, a parody of the gospel song In The Sweet Bye And Bye, a song I learned after hearing it performed with great dignity and simplicity on Hee Haw in honour of Minnie Pearl, who had recently died. Here is a tab of the melody in G. Here are the key of C chords I use:

Long-haired (C)preachers come (F)out every (C)night,
Try to tell you what's wrong and what's (G)right;
But when (C)asked how 'bout (F)something to (C)eat
They will answer with (G)voices so (C)sweet:

Main Chorus:

You will eat, bye and (Dm7)bye,
In that (G)glorious land above the (C)sky;
Work and Pray, live on (F)hay,
You'll get (C)pie in the (G)sky when you (C)die.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Preacher and the Slave
From: saulgoldie
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 12:16 PM

They are talking about this song on Kojo Nambdi (WAMU/DC), and wondering show "really" wrote it. Anyone? Thanks.

Saul


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Preacher and the Slave
From: saulgoldie
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 12:25 PM

I may have gotten that wrong. They may have been wondering where the original tune came from. (I was not listening with full attention.)

Saul


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Preacher and the Slave
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Dec 11 - 02:31 AM

I know the words were written by Joe Hill when he was organizing for the IWW out in Portland, OR. The labor movement hit us later here out west. Here's one of my favorites by Joe Hill, performed by Utah Phillips. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9c1vSIpHA0


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Preacher and the Slave
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Mar 13 - 02:02 PM

The lyrics are Joe Hill circa 1911. The tune is the hymn "The Sweet Bye and Bye." Most of Joe Hill's songs borrowed melodies popular in his time.


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