Pete Seeger, “We shall overcome”

 

We shall overcome… / We shall overcome, some day

Oh, deep in my heart / I do believe / We shall overcome, some day

We’ll walk hand in hand… / We’ll walk hand in hand, some day

Deep in my heart / Oh, deep in my heart / I do believe… / I do believe / We shall overcome, some day…

We shall live in peace… / We shall live in peace, some day…

Oh, deep in my heart / I do believe / We shall overcome, some day

The most important verse if the one they wrote down in Montgomery, Alabama / They said: “We are not afraid” / And the young people taught everybody else a lesson / All the older people that had learned how to compromise / And learned how to take it easy, and be polite, and get along / And leave things as they were / The young people taught us all a lesson

We are not afraid… / We are not afraid, today

Oh, deep in my heart / I do believe / We shall overcome, some day…

The whole wide world around… / The whole wide world around, some day

Oh, deep in my heart / I do believe / We shall overcome, some day

[By Pete Seeger – Guy Carawan – Frank Hamilton © Columbia Records, 1963]