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The Ballad of Martin Luther King

Mike Millius
Language: English



Come gather round me, people
I got a song to sing
About the life and legends of a man
Called Martin Luther King 

Martin Luther King was born
To a sharecropper’s son
And all the bigots hated him
He never owned a gun

And I've been to the mountaintop
Today I have a dream
Don’t you ever forget
The words of Martin Luther King

At a bus line in Montgomery
Had some folks sittin' in the back
Wasn’t no coincidence
That all these people were black

Martin Luther King
Put a boycott on that town
He marched with our people
He closed that bus line down

And I've been to the mountaintop
Today I have a dream
Don’t you ever forget
The words of Martin Luther King

And I've been to the mountaintop
Today I have a dream
Don’t you ever forget
The words of Martin Luther King

He preached to live non-violence
Until his very end
On a hotel balcony in Memphis
Mankind lost its best friend

He fought for human rights
As he rode from town to town
That's what he's done in Memphis
Some sick man shot him down

And I've been to the mountaintop
Today I have a dream
Don’t you ever forget
The words of Martin Luther King

And I've been to the mountaintop
Today I have a dream
Don’t you ever forget
The words of Martin Luther King

Now, it's time for you to take a look
At that mirror on that wall
Did you pull that trigger?
Were you there at all?

And there's a sickness in this nation
And it seems to be obviously clear
Gonna kill a man with hate
Because he would not die from fear


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