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We’ll Never Turn Back

Mavis Staples
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Bertha Gober era all’epoca studentessa all’Università di Albany, Georgia, Attivista dei Freedom Riders e dello Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), fu più volte arrestata in quegli anni per azioni anti-segregazioniste e l’organizzazione di proteste per l’eguaglianza razziale.

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Una delle canzoni simbolo del movimento per i diritti civili in USA, interpretata da molti artisti a partire proprio dai The SNCC Freedom Singers, passando per Sweet Honey in the Rock e Barbara Dane. Ho preferito però attribuirla a Mavis Staples per la sua recente, intensissima interpretazione nel disco omonimo del 2007.
We've been 'buked and we've been scorned,
We've been talked about, sure 's you're born.
But we'll never turn back,
But we 'll never turn back
Until we have all been free.
We have walked through the shadow of death,
We had to walk it all by ourselves,
But we'll never turn back
Until we have all been free
Until we have all been free
And we have equality.

We have hung our heads and cried,
Cried for the ones who had to die,
Died for you and died for me,
Died for the cost of equality.
But we'll never turn back
Until we have all been free
No, we'll never turn back,
No, we'll never turn back.

Contributed by Bartleby - 2011/5/18 - 08:43



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