这是一首怀念抗争民谣鼻祖乔·希尔的歌曲。这位伟大的歌手是一位瑞典青年,1910年只身来到“机会天堂”的美国闯天下,饱受资本的奴役和压迫。后来他创建工会,把工人团结起来对资本家和政府的无良迫害进行抗争,并通过自己创作的民歌作为斗争的鼓舞手段,最终被美国政府以莫须有的谋杀罪名判处死刑。

在行刑前,他给曾经奋斗过的IWW(Industrial workers of the world)领袖写下这样的话 “Do not waste time mourning. Organise!” 。他没有留下过什么唱片,可他的抗争精神却激励了一代又一代的民谣和摇滚乐手。

dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night,

昨晚我梦见我遇到了乔·希尔

Alive as you and me.

像你我一样活着

Says I "But Joe, you're ten years dead"

我说:“乔,你已过世十年了啊”

"I never died" said he,

他说,“我一直活着”

"I never died" said he.

他说,“我一直活着”

"The Copper Bosses killed you Joe,

“是警察头目害了你,乔

They shot you Joe" says I.

是他们杀害了你。”我说

"The guns can never to kill a man"

“枪是杀害不了任何人的”

Says Joe "I didn't die"

乔说,“我没有死”

Says Joe "I didn't die"

乔说,“我没有死”

And standing there as big as life

伟大如生命的伫立着

And smiling with his eyes.

微笑的双眼

Says Joe "What they could never kill

乔说:“他们永远无法杀害的

Went on to organize,

已组织起来

Went on to organize"

已组织起来”

From San Diego up to Maine,

从圣地亚哥到缅因

In every mine and mill,

每处的矿堆和磨坊

Where working men defend their rights,

都有工人在维护着自己的权利

It's there you'll find Joe Hill,

在那里你就能找到乔·山

It's there you'll find Joe Hill!

在那里你就能找到乔·山~

I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night,

昨晚我梦见我遇到了乔·山

Alive as you and me.

像你我一样活着

Says I "But Joe, you're ten years dead"

我说:“乔,你已过世十年了啊”

"I never died" said he,

他说,“我一直活着”

"I never died" said he.

他说,“我一直活着”


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