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Thread #128053   Message #2862911
Posted By: Joe Offer
12-Mar-10 - 04:06 PM
Thread Name: Origi: Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round
Subject: ADD Version: Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round

Ain't gonna let nobody (Lordy) turn me 'round,
turn me 'round, turn me 'round,
Ain't gonna let nobody turn me 'round;
I'm gonna keep on a-walkin'
Keep on a-talkin',
Marching up to freedom land.

Ain't gonna let Nervous Nelly turn me 'round.... (term applied to typical segregationist)

Ain't gonna let Chief Pritchett...

Ain't gonna let Mayor Kelly...

Ain't gonna let segregation...

Ain't gonna let Z.T.... (Z.T. Mathews, sheriff of Terrell County, Georgia)

Ain't gonna let no jail house...

Ain't gonna let no injunction... (after a federal injunction prohibiting further demonstations)

Source: Sing for Freedom: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through its songs, edited and compiled by Guy and Candie Carawan (Sing Out Corporation, 1990, 1992) (pp. 62-63)

Chief (Laurie) Pritchett (click), 1926-2000

Mayor (Asa) Kelly & injunction

Protests in Albany, Georgia
Additional verses from Everybody Says Freedom, by Pete Seeger and Bob Reiser:

Click to play

There are a couple of chords that don't sound right, especially on "keep on," but I think it's an exact transcription from the Seeger book.