"Freedom" as written by Greg Boyd, Tyler Boyd, Matt Craig Johnson and Gary Baker....
Freedom
Freedom

Freedom
Freedom

Freedom
Freedom

Freedom
Freedom

Sometimes I feel
Like a motherless child

Sometimes I feel
Like a motherless child

Sometimes I feel
Like a motherless child

A long
Way
From my home, yeah
Yeah

Sing
Freedom
Freedom

Freedom
Freedom

Freedom
Freedom

Freedom
Freedom

Freedom
Freedom

Sometimes I feel
Like I'm almost gone

Sometimes I feel
Like I'm almost gone

Sometimes I feel
Like I'm almost gone, yeah
A long, long, long
Way
Way from my home, yeah
Yeah

Clap your hands
Clap your hands

Clap your hands
Clap your hands

Clap your hands
Clap your hands

Clap your hands, yeah
Clap your hands

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, yeah yeah yeah yeah
Hey, yeah, yeah, yeah
Hey, yeah yeah yeah yeah

I got a telephone in my bosom
And I can call him up from heart

I got a telephone in my bosom
And I can call him up from heart

When I need my brother / (Brother)
Brother / (Brother)

When I need my father / (Father)
Father, hey / (Father)

Mother / (Mother)
Mother, hey / (Mother)

Sister / (Sister)
Yeah / (Yeah)

When I need my brother / (Brother)
Brother, hey / (Brother)

Mother / (Father)
Mother / (Mother)
Mother / (Mother)

Hey, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah-yeah, yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Hey, yeah, yeah, yeah
Hey, yeah, yeah, yeah

Hey, yeah, yeah, yeah
Hey, yeah, yeah, yeah




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"Freedom [Adapted from Motherless Child]" as written by Michael James Hucknall

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    General CommentOk... no one has commented on this song. Well anyway i really dont know anything about Richie Havens. But my school had a 60's week and we listend to some woodstalk. I went home and downloaded this song. I really love it. Simple and soothing.
    BogFrogon June 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentVery cool folk songer and should have more comments because he is a great composer, singer, and concert too. Saw him 6 years ago in the park. Very much fulla the wild energies of love and resitution. Just listening to him sing ROcky Racoon now-- very high powered. Such energy!!
    quilceneon August 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the previous two..this song deserves more comments. Not just this song but the performance of this song at Woodstock was legendary. Easily one of the best performances of Woodstock and it came at the beginning of the festival. The song combines Freedom with Motherless Child and was Richie's conclusion of over three hours of jammin on stage. If you haven't seen the footage of this performance, check it out on YouTube. Sadly enough, Richie could perform this song today and it's meaning would resonate appropriately. FREEDOM!!
    magua24on January 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song was actually taken from a old folk song called motherless child and Richie added freedom to the entire song. He had to improvise at woodstock.....becuase he ran out of songs. He was encored several times and the 3 coolest parts of the woodstock footage is when he comes out on stage already playing but no sound is picked up because the microphone is far away, when everyone stands and claps their hands to his freedom lyrics and when you see him leave, he has sweat pouring off his back and it shows the effort he put into his preformance. Havens plays so hard he breaks a string and has to restring and retune before he contiues, pretty amazing stuff. He also played strawberry fields forever by the beatles and another amazing song called handsome johnny. I suggest you check it out for he is an amazing artist and by the way i think he was the first to play at woodstock.
    expectingtoflyon December 03, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"we listend to some woodstalk"....


    "woodstalk"...!

    hahahahahahahaha :D
    Jawson December 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFreedom...

    sometimes I feel like a motherless child...


    Freedom...

    sometimes I feel like I'm almost gone...

    ... a long way from my home
    nuumbon January 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentFREEDOM MAN!!!!!!!!!
    RICHIE HAVENS IS SOOO UNDERRATED
    zoso15128on July 03, 2010   Link

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