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In the Mississippi River

The SNCC Freedom Singers
Language: English



In the Mississippi River ‎
Lord, Lord, Lord, Lord ‎
In the Mississippi River ‎
Lord, Lord, Lord, Lord ‎
In the Mississippi River ‎

Well, you can count them one by one ‎
It could be your son ‎
Well, you can count them two by two ‎
It could be me or you ‎
Well, you can count them three by three ‎
Do you wanna see? ‎
Well, you can count them four by four ‎

Oh, well-a into the river they go ‎
Oh, well-a into the river they go ‎
Well, you can count them five by five ‎
With their hands tied ‎
And they don’t come out alive ‎
And their feet tied ‎
And you can count them six by six ‎
Holes throughout the body ‎
In Mississippi, they got it fixed ‎
Like Goodman ‎
And you can count them seven by seven ‎
Like Schwerner ‎
The Mississippi River sure ain’t heaven ‎
And Chaney ‎

And you can count them eight ‎
And they are gone because of hate ‎
And you can count them nine by nine ‎
In Mississippi this ain’t no crime ‎
And you can count them ten by ten ‎
And we wonder when the right will win ‎

In the Mississippi River ‎
Lord, Lord, Lord, Lord ‎
In the Mississippi River ‎
Lord, Lord, Lord, Lord ‎
In the Mississippi River ‎

We’re going stop them from going in the river ‎
We’re going stop them from going in the river ‎
With their heads cut off ‎
Tied by their hands ‎
Tied by their feet


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