The Last Will and Testament of Joe Hill

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Joe Hill
Joe Hill

My will is easy to decide,
For there is nothing to divide.
My kin don’t need to fuss and moan,
“Moss does not cling to a rolling stone.”

My body? Oh, if I could choose
I would to ashes it reduce,
And let the merry breezes blow,
My dust to where some flowers grow.

Perhaps some fading flower then
Would come to life and bloom again.
This is my Last and final Will.
Good Luck to All of you,
Joe Hill

Joe Hill, born Joel Emmanuel Hägglund in 1879 in Gävle, Sweden, was a labor organizer, poet, and member of the IWW. He was executed in 1915 in Utah for a crime he almost certainly did not commit.

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