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The Ballad Of Momma Rosa Parks

Tom Glazer
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Canzone scritta nel 1963 da Nick Venet (noto produttore discografico) e Buddy Mize (autore noto per alcune celebri canzoni, come "(You Keep Me) Hanging On") e poi inclusa nel disco di Tom Glazer "Songs of Peace, Freedom and Protest" del 1970.

Dedicata ovviamente a Rosa Louise Parks, figura-simbolo del movimento per i diritti civili statunitense che nel 1955 a Montgomery (Alabama) salì su di un autobus e andò asedersi nella parte riservata ai bianchi. Quel semplice gesto di ribellione civile diede origine alla prima protesta organizzata - il boicottaggio degli autobus della città - del nascente movimento per i diritti civili.

Testo trovato su Mudcat Café.
In nineteen hundred and fifty five,
In a southern American town,
A tired colored lady got on a city bus
And immediately sat down,
With a closed mind and an opened mouth
The big bus driver got rough
And told his only passenger
To move to the back of the bus.

When Momma Parks sat down,
The whole world stood up,
What's good for one is good for all,
It's good for all of us.

The lady's name was Momma Rosa Parks,
A hard workin' woman indeed,
She was goin' home, 'twas her goin' time,
She had little hungry mouths to feed,
She wasn't botherin' nobody
And doin' nothin' wrong,
By the Lord's rules of love
When Momma Parks sat down
The whole world stood up.

When Momma Parks sat down,
The whole world stood up,
What's good for one is good for all,
It's good for all of us.

inviata da Alessandro - 13/1/2009 - 22:47



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