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Thread #7130   Message #3858712
Posted By: Joe Offer
03-Jun-17 - 07:05 PM
Thread Name: Songs of Betsy Rose
Subject: ADD: Same Boat Now (Betsy Rose)
SAME BOAT NOW
(Betsy Rose)

Some of us came here for freedom from hunger and from hate
Some us came here to make it rich and some of us came in chains
We landed in your sweatshops and we died on your new frontier
We pulled the cotton from the land that we watered with our tears

CHORUS
We may have come here on different ships, but we're in the same boat now
We may have come here on different ships, but we're in the same boat now
Hemos llegados en barcos diferentes, estamos en el mismo bote ahora
Hemos llegados en barcos diferentes, estamos en el mismo bote ahora

Some grew rich by toil and trade, some grew rich by vice
Some grew rich in power and ALL of us paid the price
And in the name of progress how we ground each other down
But no one is the winner when you're building on bloody ground

Women of all colors from every walk of life
We bore the hidden burden as mothers, daughters, and wives
Hired when we're needed, sent home when the jobs run down
But we're not waiting on the shore, we're turning the boat around

We're a people born of many shores, our journeys so entwined
And we'll be on a sinking ship if we leave anybody behind
Don't want to be no melting pot, we're a rainbow family
And it's gonna take everything we've got to set each other free

Source: http://www.magpiemusic.com/assets/in-this-world-lyrics.pdf

Recording by Laura Dungan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcwKis325is

Also appears in the Rise Up Singing Songbook and Issue 149 (March 1984) of Broadside Magazine.