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Seeking song---run, walk, crawl, sing

open mike 07 Aug 17 - 11:17 AM
Crowhugger 08 Aug 17 - 12:58 AM
GUEST,Gerry 08 Aug 17 - 03:47 AM
FreddyHeadey 08 Aug 17 - 08:03 AM
Joe Offer 08 Aug 17 - 12:52 PM
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Subject: ISO song---run, walk, crawl, sing
From: open mike
Date: 07 Aug 17 - 11:17 AM

I was reminded of a song that had to do with I will run, i will walk I will crawl ...and when I can no longer do any of those I will sing. Anyone know what this is from??


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Subject: RE: ISO song---run, walk, crawl, sing
From: Crowhugger
Date: 08 Aug 17 - 12:58 AM

Oh my... I've heard it somewhere maybe more than once, but not recently and I really cannot recall details. Actually I'm pretty sure I saw a Fb meme of that sequence, but it was more than a year ago and I've no idea if there was any proper credit given for the source. This is going to drive me nuts until someone finds the answer, just sayin' LOL!


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Subject: RE: Seeking song---run, walk, crawl, sing
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 08 Aug 17 - 03:47 AM

This is probably not what you're looking for, but at https://genius.com/Bts-not-today-lyrics I found the song, Not Today, by BTS, and it has one stanza that goes,

If you can't fly, then run
Today we will survive
If you can't run, then walk
Today we will survive
If you can't walk, then crawl
Even if you have to crawl, gear up
Aim your gun! Ready! Fire!

I also found something on page 310 of The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., that might come from the Langston Hughes poem, Mother to Son:

If you can't fly, run; if you can't run, walk; if you can't walk, crawl, but by all means, keep moving!

Here's a source that attributes the sentence to King, with a hat tip to Isaiah: https://literarydevices.net/if-you-cant-fly-then-run/

But there's no singing in any of these.


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Subject: RE: Seeking song---run, walk, crawl, sing
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 08 Aug 17 - 08:03 AM

In a 2008 blog here someone("after stillness") said
"If you can't walk, crawl. If you can't crawl, sing (my addition)...Anyway you can make it baby, you keep on moving it on."
http://afterstillness.blogspot.co.uk/2008/12/ode-to-odetta.html 

Plenty for "...keep moving" Martin Luther King Jr
https://www.google.com/search?q=run+walk+crawl+keep+moving 


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Subject: RE: Seeking song---run, walk, crawl, sing
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Aug 17 - 12:52 PM

I wonder if it could be this one from Odetta, "Keep On Movin' It On": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYzQZbdSHUc

Here's a studio recording, titled "Movin' It On": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01xBHSVy8uQ

-Joe-


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