All the world over, so easy to see
People everywhere just wanna be free
Listen, please listen, that's the way it should be
There's peace in the valley, people got to be free

You should see, what a lovely, lovely world this'd be
Everyone learned to live together,
seems to me such an easy, easy thing should be
Why can't you and me learn to love one another

All the world over, so easy to see
People everywhere just wanna be free
I can't understand it, so simple to me
People everywhere just got to be free

If there's a man who is down and needs a helping hand
All it takes is you to understand and to pull him through,
Seems to me, we got to solve it individually
And I'll do unto you what you do to me

There'll be shoutin' from the mountains on out to sea
(out to the sea)
No two ways about it, people have to be free
(they got to be free)
Ask me my opinion, my opinion will be
(ah-ha)
It's a natural situation for a man to be free

git right on board now

Oh, what a feelin's just come over me
Enough to move a mountain, make a blind man see
Everybody sing it now, come on, let's go see
Peace in the valley, now we ought to be free

See that train over there?
Thats the train of freedom
It's about to 'rrive any minute, now
You know it's been'a long, long overdue
Look out 'cause its a'comin' right on through


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    General Commentabout the freedom riders of 64-65. I was knee high to a grasshopper then and didn't know what was going on but what else??
    drpoundsignon October 08, 2008   Link

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