I'll Be All Right was an old gospel song that got adapted by the Food & Tobacco Workers, as a strike song in Charleston, SC, 1946, sung by Lucille Simmons. Zilphia Horton introduced it to the Highland Folk School, where later Pete Seeger published it in "Peoples Songs", and with Guy Carawan and Frank Hamilton it evolved to We Shall Overcome.
I"LL BE ALL RIGHT
I'll be all right, well, I'll be all right,
Well, I'll be all right some day,
All of my troubles will be over,
And I'll be free at last,
Well, I'll be all right some day.
I'll be all right, I'll be all right,
I'll be all right someday.
If in my heart,
I do not yield,
I'll be all right some day.
I'll sing my song.....
I'll fly away....
I'm going home....
Cheers, S. in Seattle