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Walk on Alabama

Bill McAdoo
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[1960]
Album "Bill McAdoo Sings with Guitar"
With Pete Seeger on banjo.



Canzone scritta all'epoca del famoso Montgomery Bus Boycott, quando la gente di colore cominciò a non usare più il servizio di trasporto pubblico per protesta contro la segregazione razziale. L'azienda dei trasporti locale andò immediatamente in crisi a causa dei mancati introiti.
Ad iniziare la campagna fu una donna coraggiosa, Rosa Parks, che il 1 dicembre 1955 salì su di un bus e andò semplicemente a sedersi nella parte riservata ai bianchi... Un gesto semplice che cambiò la storia.
You get a fine for lookin'
A fine for talkin',
But the best damn fine
Is the fine for walkin';
Walk on, Alabama, you're a friend of mine,
Walk on, Alabama, you're a friend of mine.

Yes, if we don’t ride
Those buses don't roll,
I'm gonna stop payin' my money
To that old Jim Crow.

Walk on, Alabama, down that freedom line,
Walk on, Alabama, you're a friend of mine.

Yes, now I'm an old man,
I'm ninety-four.
I‘m gonna walk to work
I won't ride no more.
Walk on, Alabama, down that freedom line,
Walk on, Alabama, you're a friend of mine.

You get a fine for lookin'
A fine for talkin',
But the best damn fine
Is the fine for walkin';
Walk on, Alabama, you're a friend of mine,
Walk on, Alabama, you're a friend of mine.

Contributed by Alessandro - 2010/3/25 - 15:47



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