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​Preacher And The Slave (Pie In The Sky)

This song is by Shannon Murray and appears on the EP Hallelujah! I'm A Bum (2006).

Long-haired preachers come out every night

Try to tell you what's wrong and what's right

But when you ask how about something to eat

They will tell you in voices so sweet

You will eat bye and bye

In that glorious land above the sky

Work and pray, live on hay

You'll get pie in the sky when you die

And the starvation army they played

And they sang and they clapped and they prayed

Till they've got all your coins on the drum

Then they'll tell you when your on the bum

You will eat bye and bye

In that glorious land above the sky

Work and pray, live on hay

You'll get pie in the sky when you die

Holy Rollers and Jumpers come out

And they roll and they jump and they shout

Give your money to Jesus they say

And you will eat on that glorious day

You will eat bye and bye

In that glorious land above the sky

Work and pray, live on hay

You'll get pie in the sky when you die

Working people of all countries unite

Side by side we for freedom shall fight

Then this world and it's wealth we have gained

To the grafters we'll sing this refrain

You will eat, bye and bye

When you've learned how to cook and how to fry

Chop some wood do you good

And you'll eat in the sweet bye and bye