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Thread #88967   Message #1673740
Posted By: GUEST,Janine
20-Feb-06 - 09:27 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Autherine (Pete Seeger)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Autherine by Pete Seeger
It goes like this, Mike:-

There's a girl I'm dreaming of, I haven't met her yet,
There's a girl I'm dreaming of, I never can forget:
She proved herself so faithful, so honest and so true,
Her beauty shines so brightly in this night we're passing through.

This girl I'm dreaming of has a face that's calm and clear,
She seems to stand for everything that I hold near and dear.
This girl I dream of I have never seen,
Her name is Autherine

I love you Autherine tho' I'm a married man,
I love you Autherine for I'm an American;
And as I love my country, I love those who make her great,
And the bravery of those who challenge ignorance and hate.

I love you Autherine, I'll tell this cock-eyed world,
How old jim crow was rocked back by one slip of a girl.
Millions of us know just what I mean:
I love you Autherine.