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Lyr: Freedom Doesn't Come Like a Bird on the Wing

08 Oct 01 - 10:15 PM (#567898)
Subject: freedom doesn't come like a bird on the
From: GUEST,ekoscik@execpc.com

Hi, I hope you can help me find more lyrics to a song " Freedom doesn't come like a bird on the wing. Freedom doesn't come like and early spring. Freedom, freedom is a hard won thing , You have to work for it, fight for it, live and die for it , and every generation has to win it again....... I remember it from an old union movie called "The Inheritance"


08 Oct 01 - 11:34 PM (#567951)
Subject: RE: freedom doesn't come like a bird on the
From: catspaw49

You're right on the movie as I ran across a refersnce to it in searching some info from a previous thread on the song. I searched also what I could find on the net and at Judy Collins sites as Sandy remembered that she may have done it on a "Songs Of Freedom" type of Album......No luck on that either.

Click Here for the previous thread. I'll keep looking.

Spaw


09 Oct 01 - 09:18 PM (#568620)
Subject: RE: freedom doesn't come like a bird on the
From: wysiwyg

sending e-mail


09 Oct 01 - 09:22 PM (#568621)
Subject: RE: freedom doesn't come like a bird on the
From: wysiwyg

I gave the requestor the URL to the original thread linked above; so if you want to post any more information it might make more sense to add it there.

~S~


28 Jul 08 - 04:11 PM (#2399728)
Subject: Lyr Add: PASS IT ON (Lampell/Kleinsinger)
From: GUEST,Mark Lause

Hi. I've been looking for a recording of this, too, so please keep me posted. The lyrics are:

Freedom doesn't come like a bird on the wing
It doesn't come down like the summer rain
Freedom, freedom is a hard-won thing
You've got to work for it, fight for it
Day and night for it
And every generation got to win it again
Pass it on to your children, mother
Pass it on to you children, brother
You've got to work for it, fight for it, day and night for it
Pass it on to your children
Pass it on.


28 Jul 08 - 05:33 PM (#2399808)
Subject: RE: Lyr: Freedom Doesn't Come Like a Bird on the Wing
From: Suffet

Greetings:

It was the theme song of a documentary movie about some labor union -- possibly the Amalgamated Clothing Workers -- that was made in the late 1960s or early 1970s. I believe Judy Collins sang it.

--- Steve


30 Jul 08 - 01:01 AM (#2400979)
Subject: RE: Lyr: Freedom Doesn't Come Like a Bird on the Wing
From: Jim Dixon

From Jarlett, Franklin. Robert Ryan: A Biography and Critical Filmography. McFarland classics, 10. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1997, page 269:

The Inheritance (not rated) (1964) 58 min. Producer/Director Harold Mayer. Associate Producer Lynne Rhodes Mayer. Writer Millard Lampell.... Music Composer and Conductor George Kleinsinger. Song Pass It On by George Kleinsinger, Millard Lampell. Songs performed by Pete Seeger, Judy Collins, Tom Paxton, Page Gaynes, Barry Kornfeld, Carla Rutolo, John R. Winn, Millard Lampell.... Narrator Robert Ryan. In cooperation with Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, AFL-CIO, CLC.
    "Freedom doesn't come like a bird on the wing,
    Doesn't come down like the summer rain
    Freedom, Freedom is a hard won thing,
    And every generation has to win it again."
This is the theme song and the theme of Harold Mayer's documentary....


30 Jul 08 - 08:30 AM (#2401139)
Subject: RE: Lyr: Freedom Doesn't Come Like a Bird on the Wing
From: Suffet

Thanks for the information. I believe that name is George Kleinsinger.

--- Steve


07 Aug 11 - 08:20 PM (#3203610)
Subject: RE: Lyr: Freedom Doesn't Come Like a Bird on the Wing
From: GUEST,Leslie ( I know last line)

loved this song - saw the movie in 8th grade Social Studies and NEVER FORGOT IT - final line is
"AND EVERY GENERATION's GOT TO WIN IT AGAIN -
then the pass it on refrain is fine -
but final line re new generation having to fight is necessary for the meaning. I still sing it and this is 40 years after 8th grade
- can't find the movie -
I sung it on Sept 11th when the towers fell -
If anyone knows where I can get this movie on DVD
(or even VHS) I would appreciate it.


07 Aug 11 - 08:34 PM (#3203617)
Subject: RE: Lyr: Freedom Doesn't Come Like a Bird on the Wing
From: GUEST,999

You can buy it on the below site. Get to it with Google. The cost for the DVD is $36. I expect S and H is extra.

The Inheritance - National Center for Jewish Film


03 Jul 12 - 04:09 PM (#3371468)
Subject: RE: Lyr: Freedom Doesn't Come Like a Bird on the Wing
From: GUEST,zapsmom

Anyone know if it's on youtube?


04 Jul 12 - 02:26 PM (#3371980)
Subject: RE: Lyr: Freedom Doesn't Come Like a Bird on the Wing
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity

I remember when Janis Joplin sang "Me and Bobby McGee"...a line, 'Freedom's just another word, for nothing left to lose..."..and how popular the song was....but, a friend of mine went ballistic, back then, and said that the song was 'a crock of shit, and subverting young people's minds, because freedom isn't what you have left, when everything's gone, but something of a substance, that has to be maintained, and fought for if necessary'...and a lot of people thought he was nuts!.........til' now!!

..but I guess I hung out with a 'different' crowd....

GfS


08 Sep 13 - 06:58 PM (#3557278)
Subject: RE: Lyr: Freedom Doesn't Come Like a Bird on the Wing
From: GUEST

The Inheritance was released in two versions, one without the "nuclear" theme at the end.The second version, I have both, had that scene. I suspect this was orchestrated by the Facist elements of the Labor movement, deeply tied to the CIA and Hoover.


19 Sep 13 - 12:37 PM (#3559851)
Subject: RE: Lyr: Freedom Doesn't Come Like a Bird on the Wing
From: Jim Dixon

Just in case it isn't already clear enough, the correct title of the song we've been discussing here is PASS IT ON. However, I think the title of this thread should remain as it is, for the benefit of people who might search for "Freedom doesn't come..." etc.

There's another thread called Lyr Req: Pass It On (Millard Lampell).

"The Inheritance" can be seen on YouTube in 4 parts: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.

The song PASS IT ON begins at 1:52 in Part 1. Click to go directly to it.

There may be some other interesting songs and recitations in there.


11 Nov 16 - 03:30 PM (#3819936)
Subject: RE: Lyr: Freedom Doesn't Come Like a Bird on the Wing
From: GUEST,Pete seeger


20 Apr 17 - 10:59 PM (#3851531)
Subject: RE: Lyr: Freedom Doesn't Come Like a Bird on the Wing
From: GUEST

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbLa9SftNto