Woodie Guthrie, 1940, Relevant Today

Relevant today as when it was written, today’s gift from Terrance Egan!

Jesus Christ was a man that traveled through the land
Hard-working man and brave.
He said to the rich, “Give your goods to the poor,”
So they laid Jesus Christ in His grave.

Yes, Jesus was a man, a carpenter by hand
His followers true and brave.
One dirty coward called Judas Iscariot
Has laid poor Jesus in His grave.

He went to the preacher, He went to the sheriff
Told them all the same:
“Sell all of your jewelry and give it to the poor,”
So they laid Jesus Christ in His grave.

When Jesus come to town, the working folks around
Believed what he did say.
The bankers and the preachers, they nailed Him on the cross,
And they laid Jesus Christ in his grave.

Now the working’ people followed him around
Sang and shouted gay.
But the cops and soldiers nailed him in the air
and they laid Jesus Christ in his grave.

Well the people held their breath when they heard about his death
Everybody wondered why!
It was the landlord and the soldiers that he hired
To nail Jesus Christ in the sky.

This song was made in New York City
Of the rich mans, preachers, and slaves.
If Jesus was to preach like He preached in Galilee,
They would lay Jesus Christ in His grave.

Yes, Jesus was a man, and a carpenter by hand
His followers true and brave.
One dirty coward called Judas Iscariot
Has laid poor Jesus in His grave.

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