“Come and Take a Joy-ride in My Aeroplane”
Joe Hill, 1914.
Published June 21, 1914 in the Salt Lake Tribune, days after Joe Hill’s trial for murder in began in Salt Lake City.
If you will be my sweetheart, I’ll take you for a ride
Among the silv’ry clouds up in the sky.
Then, far away from sorrows like eagles we will glide,
And no one will be there but you and I.
Say, darling, if you’ll be my little honey dove,
We’ll fly above and coo and love.
I’ll take you from this dusty earth to where the air
Is pure and crystal-clear—and there
I’ll give my promise to be true,
While gliding ‘mong the silv’ry clouds with you.
Come and take a joy-ride in my aeroplane tonight,
Way beyond the clouds, where all the stars are shining bright.
There I’d like to look into your loving eyes of blue,
And if I should fall, then I know I’d fall in love with you.
If you will be my sweetheart, I’ll take you to the stars,
The man in the moon will meet you face to face.
We’ll take a trip to Venus, to Jupiter and to Mars,
And with the comets we will run a race.
We’ll go to the milky way, where all the milk is sold
In cups of gold, so I was told.
Our little honeymooning trip shall be a scream,
A sweet and lovely dream.
Come, put your little head close to my heart,
And promise that we’ll never, never part.
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