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Title Sing for freedom : the story of the Civil Rights Movement through its songs / compiled and edited by Guy and Candie Carawan ; foreword by Julian Bond.
Imprint Montgomery, Ala. : NewSouth Books, c2007.
Book Jacket
 Main Collection  M1977.C47 S56 2007    AVAILABLE


Call # M1977.C47 S56 2007
Phys. Description xxii, 266 p. : ill., music, ports. ; 26 cm.
Note Principally melodies and lyrics with chord symbols. Includes historical and personal commentary with each song.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and discography (p. 254-255) and index.
Note Originally published: We shall overcome: New York : Oak Publications, 1963 ; Freedom is a constant struggle: New York : Oak Publications, 1968).
Contents Foreword / Julian Bond -- Editor's note on style and organization -- Preface to the 2007 edition / Guy and Candie Carawan -- Preface to the 1992 edition / Guy and Candie Carawan -- Part 1. We Shall Overcome ; Introduction [from the 1963 edition] ; 1960 : Sit-ins, Stand-ins, Wade-ins, Kneel-ins, etc ; 1961 : Freedom rides ; 1961-62 : Albany, Georgia ; 1962-63 : Voter registration ; 1963 : Greenwood, Birmingham -- Part 2. Freedom Is A Constant Struggle ; Introduction [from the 1968 edition] ; 1963-64 : I got on my traveling shoes ; 1964 : Freedom is a constant struggle ; I been in the storm so long ; 1963-65 : Oh, Wallace, you never can jail us all -- 1966-68 : We got the whole world shakin'.
Partial Contents Songs. Ain't gonna let nobody turn me round -- Another day's journey -- Ballad for Bill Moore -- Ballad of Herbert Lee -- Balld of the student sit-ins -- Battle hymn of the Republic -- Battle hymn of the Republic #2 -- Been down into the South -- Berlin Wall -- Birmingham Sunday -- Bourgeois blues -- Bull Connor's jail -- Bullyin' Jack-a-diamonds -- Burn, baby, burn -- Buses are a-comin', oh yes -- Careless love -- Carry it on -- Certainly, Lord -- Come and go with me to that land -- Come by here -- Delta blues -- Demonstrating G.I. -- Dixie -- Dog, dog -- Do what the spirit say do -- Down on me -- Everybody sing freedom -- Father's gone -- Fighting for my rights -- Freedom is a constant struggle -- Freedom now -- Freedom's comin' and it won't be long -- Freedom train a-coming -- Frere Jacques -- Get on board, little children -- Get your rights, Jack -- Give me the gourd to drink water -- Go ahead -- Go down old Hannah -- Gonna be a meeting over yonder -- Go tell it on the mountain -- Great day for me -- Guide my feet while I run this race -- Hallelujah I'm a-travelin' -- Hammer song -- Hard travelin' -- How did you feel? -- Hully gully -- I ain't scared a'your jail -- I been in the storm so long -- I don't want to be lost in the slums -- If you miss me from the back of the bus -- I know -- I'll be all right -- I love everybody -- I'm gonna sit at the welcome table -- I'm on my way to the freedom land -- I'm so glad -- It isn't nice -- I want my freedom -- I'm so glad -- It isn't nice -- I want my freedom -- I will overcome -- Juba -- Keep on pushing -- Keep your eyes on the prize, hold on -- Lead poison on the wall -- Legend of Danville -- Mississippi goddam -- Move on over -- Moving on -- Murder on the road in Alabama -- Never too much love -- Ninety-nine and a half won't do -- Nothing but a soldier -- Oginga odinga -- Oh freedom -- Oh Pritchett, oh Kelly -- Oh, Wallace (you can never jail us all) -- One man's hands -- On top of Old Smokey -- Over my head -- Parchman parodies -- People get ready -- Prophecy of a SNCC field secretary -- Rent strike blues -- Right! Right! -- Sing till the power of the Lord comes down -- Streets of Laredo -- Sweet bye and bye -- They go wild over me -- This little light of mine -- This may be the last time -- Throw me anywhere, Lord -- Travelling shoes -- Up over my head -- Wade in the water -- Walkin' for freedom just like John -- We are soldiers -- We got a thing going on -- We got the whole world shakin' -- We'll never turn back -- We're gonna march in St. Augustine tonight, my Lord -- We shall not be moved -- We shall overcome -- We've got a job -- Which side are you on? -- Which side are you on? -- Whole lot of peoples is strong -- Why was the darkie born? -- Woke up this morning with my mind on freedom -- Yankee Doodle -- You'd better leave segregation alone -- You should have been there.
Summary From the Publisher: This new combined edition of We Shall Overcome and Freedom Is A Constant Struggle weaves together the leadsheets of 115 songs, 135 moving documentary photos, and stirring firsthand accounts. Grouped together in chapters on each of the key stages of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, they create a stunning vision of this critical moment in world history. Includes an introduction by the editors, Guy and Candie Carawan. Arranged chronologically, fully indexed.
Local Note J.V. Morsch Center for Social Justice request
Subject African Americans -- Civil rights -- Southern States -- Music.
Protest songs -- Southern States.
Gospel music -- Southern States.
Songs, English -- Southern States.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- Songs and music.
Alt Author Carawan, Guy.
Carawan, Candie.
Bond, Julian, 1940-
Reece, Florence, 1900-1986. Which side are you on?
Alt Title Story of the Civil Rights Movement through its songs
Note Part one previously published under the title: We shall overcome
Part two previously published under the title: Freedom is a constant struggle
ISBN 1588381935