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


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Preacher and the Slave (Pie in the Sky) song meanings
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