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Martin Luther King for President

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Martin Luther King for President

Martin Luther King for President

I was born in the U.S.A.
But because of my color I'm suffering today,
Because of my color I'm suffering today,
The white man preaching democracy,
But the truth and in fact it's hypocrisy,
The fact and in truth it's hypocrisy.

CHO: And we want Martin Luther King for president,
Tell it north and tell it south, mama,
Martin Luther King for president,
Spread the story all about,
     Martin Luther King for president,
Join together now and shout,
Martin Luther King for president,
When Kennedy's finished without any doubt,
     Martin Luther King for president,
Ohh, oh... Martin Luther King for president, oh, oh,,,
Martin Luther King for president!

Equality is what I crave,
I'll fight for ir even to the grave,
I'll fight for it even to the grave,
Color of skin is not my line,
Lord, you know I'm color blind,
Lord, you know I am color blind!

Martin Luther King is the name,
A little Negro man with a hell of a brain,
Lord, Lord, Oh, what a brain,
He was sent by God from heaven above,
To integrate the south with peace and love,
Peace and love, peace and love!
We preachin' one thing but practicin' the next,
Lord, Lord, I'm getting vexed,
Lord, Lord, I'm getting vexed!

(calypso)
from The Mighty Sparrow (Slinger Francisco) on his LP
The Mighty Sparrow Sings True Life Stories Of Passion, People And Politics,1964
Mace Records M10002

AT
Apr98
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