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Subject: My Feet Are Tired (Jon Fromer)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Jan 22 - 12:08 AM

Do we have more information on this song, and do we have the title and lyrics right?

Thread #10743   Message #1157087
Posted By: Franz S.
07-Apr-04 - 08:38 PM
Thread Name: Rosa Parks-Congressional Medal of Honor
Subject: RE: Rosa Parks

Jon Fromer wrote and sings a song inspired by Rosa Parks. I can't find a website for him, but there's info about him through Google. I have the song on a tape of his called "We Do the Work". Words:

1955, that's a lifetime ago
Remember "I Like Ike", remember Jim Crow?
On a bus in Montgomery, a southern town
That black woman started something when she sat down

Chorus: My Feet are tired, my feet are tired
                My feet are tired but my soul is rested.

Thousands walk to work in the morning light
Thousands walk home through the rain at night
Every day for a week, every week for a month
Took more that a year before it was done

Cho.

If you'd have been there you could've heard people say
I always hoped my kids would see a better day
But lately I must say I've changed my mind
I want to see freedom in my time

Cho.

It's a slow song, and the chorus is powerful.


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Subject: ADD: My Feet Are Tired (Jon Fromer)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Jan 22 - 02:18 AM

Here are the lyrics from Emma's Revolution:


MY FEET ARE TIRED
© Jon Fromer & Bernard Gilbert

CHORUS:
My feet are tired
My feet are tired
My feet are tired
But my soul is rested

1955, that's a lifetime ago
Remember "l like Ike"? Remember Jim Crow?
On a bus in Montgomery, southern town
That woman started something when she sat down

CHORUS:

Thousands walked to work in the morning light
Thousands walked home through the rain at night
Every day for a week, every week for a month
It took more than a year before it was done

CHORUS:

If you had been there, you could have heard people say
"I always hoped my kids would see a better day"
Lately I must say I've changed my mind
I want to see freedom in my time

CHORUS:

And a live performance by Emma's Revolution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFXzczMfp7o


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