Religion: 40 Preachers

Long-haired preachers come out every night,

And they tell you what's wrong and what's right.

But when asked about something to eat

They will answer in voices so sweet :

"You will eat by and by.

When it snows in the month of July—

Work and pray, live on hay—

You'll eat pie in the sky when you die."

—Joe Hill

Forty preachers who were visiting the Manhattan headquarters of the International Workers of the World, on an industrial seminar arranged by the social relations department of the Congregational Church, read this song in the I.W.W. hymn...

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