"Tyler" as written by and Brown/campbell/campbell/falconer/hassan/travers/vi....
Appeal to the governor of Louisiana
You may get an answer the process is slow
Federal government too much to help him
It's been nearly five years
And they won't let him go

[Chorus]
Tyler is guilty the white judge has said so
What right do we have to say it's not so
Tyler is guilty the white judge has said so
What right do we have to say it's not so

Testify under pressure, a racist jury
Government lawyers its all for show
With rows of white faces
False accusations
He's framed up for murder
They won't let him go

[Chorus]

Police gun was planted
No matching bullets
No prints on the handle, no proof to show
But Tyler is guilty the white judge has said so
They show him no mercy
They won't let him go

[Chorus]

Appeal to the governor of Louisiana
You may get an answer the process is slow
Federal government too much to help him
It's been nearly five years
And they won't let him go

[Chorus]


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Tyler" as written by Ali Campbell Jim Brown

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing

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    General CommentA story about Gary Tyler, a teenage African American accused of murder in a racist Louisana court. He was convicted in 1975. This song was written 5 years later, but I believe he is still in jail, 32 years later!!
    martrobon October 11, 2007   Link

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