(to the tune of "Joe Hill")
I dreamed I heard the voice of PeteSinging strong & freeSays I, “But Pete, you lost your voice,”“It never died,” said he (2x)You used it up at concert hallsAnd all those picket linesSays Pete, “I lost my vocal cordsMy voice is doing fine (2x)“Though some would say my voice has diedIt’s never been as strongAs when it comes back amplifiedBy those who sing along (2x)
“For I am like the shantymanWho stands before the galeAnd helps us pull together soWe all can raise the sail (2x)
Now Pete is gone but if you listenWell you’ll surely hearHis song, his hammer & his bellStill ringing loud & clear (2x)“Wisconsin down to TexasCalifornia to Wall StreetWhen folks Sing Out! for justice thenYou’ll hear the voice of Pete" (2x)(RePete first verse)Words: Paul KaplanMusic: Earl Robinson (“Joe Hill”)
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