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I'll Be There

Phil Ochs
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Compilation "A Toast to Those Who Are Gone" (1986)
Il testo l'ho trovato qui
Quello che compare su Broadside Magazine n.38 del gennaio 1964 รจ un po' diverso ma un tantinello confuso (allora andavano di macchina da scrivere e limografo o ciclostile!)
When the river of rebellion overflows, I'll be there
When the seed of discontent plants and grows, I'll be there
Watching for the sun through the dark and rainy storm
Searching for the keys to the dungeons old and worn
Let me tell you, I'll be there

When the shadow of the tyrant falls and sweeps across the land
When men would steal from others with paper in their hand
When people search for answers and the answers never come
When their troubles would be over if they thought and fought as one
Let me tell you, I'll be there

Whispering of yesterday has grown into a roar
Winds of freedom blowing out of every distant shore
When the time is ready and the call is loud and clear
Let me tell you, I'll be there

When the thunder of opression roars and crackles, I'll be there
When those who would be free are wearing shackles, I'll be there
For the day is gonna come when they'll throw away their chains
Lift their heads and raise their arms for the struggle that remains
And let me tell you, I'll be there

Whispering of yesterday has turned into a roar
Winds of freedom blowing out of every distant shore
When the time is ready and the call is loud and clear
Let me tell you, I'll be there

When the thunder of opression roars and crackles, I'll be there
When those who would be free are wearing shackles, I'll be there
For the day is gonna come when they'll throw away their chains
Lift their heads and raise their arms for the struggle that remains
And let me tell you
Let me tell you
Let me tell you
Let me tell you, I'll be there

Contributed by Alessandro - 2009/6/3 - 13:52



Language: English

Il testo come compare - in base ad una mia ricostruzione - su Broadside Magazine n.38 del gennaio 1964
I'LL BE THERE

When the river of rebellion overflows, I'll be there
When the seed of discontent plants and grows, I'll be there
Watching for the sun through the dark and rainy storm
Searching for the keys to the dungeons old and worn
Let me tell you, I'll be there

When the shadow of the tyrant falls and sweeps across the land
When men would steal from others with paper in their hand
When people toil for nothing underneath the burnin' sun
When their troubles would be over if they thought and fought as one
Let me tell you, I'll be there

East or West or North or South we're brothers to the core
The wind of freedom blowing out of every distant shore
When the time is ready and the call is loud and clear
Let me tell you, I'll be there

When the thunder of oppression roars and crackles, I'll be there
And when those who would be free are wearin' shackles, I'll be there
For the day is gonna come when they'll throw away their chains
Lift their heads and raise their arms for the struggle that remains
And let me tell you, I'll be there.

Contributed by Alessandro - 2009/6/3 - 14:00



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