"Old Jim Crow" as written by Nina Simone, Jackie Alper and Ron Vander Groef....
Old Jim Crow
Where you been baby
Down Mississippi and back again
Old Jim Crow don't you know
It's all over now

Old Jim Crow
What's wrong with you
It ain't your name
It's the things you do
Old Jim Crow don't you know
It's all over now

Old Jim Crow
You've been around too long
Gotta work the devil
'Til your dead and gone

Old Jim Crow
Yes, don't you know
It's all over now
It's all over now

Old Jim Crow
You know it's true
When you hurt my brother
You hurt me too
Old Jim Crow don't you know
It's all over now

Old Jim Crow
I thought I had you beat
Now I see you walkin'
And talkin' up and down my street
Old Jim Crow don't you know
It's all over now

Old Jim Crow
You've been around too long
Gotta work the devil
'Til your dead and gone

Old Jim Crow don't you know
It's all over
All over
Oh Lord, it's all over

All over
It's all over
It's all over
It's all over now.


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"Old Jim Crow" as written by Vander Groef Jackie Alper

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    General CommentNina singing about the Jim Crow laws and how that time had passed....dead and hopefully buried. Very simple song, much like a freedom anthem.
    6GUNSALLYon December 19, 2011   Link

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