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Mississippi

Charyn Sutton
Lingua: Inglese



Too many people have hung from the trees of Mississippi
Too many people have died in the swamps of Mississippi
Too many people have fled to the ghettos of the North from Mississippi
Mississippi, Mississippi, Mississippi, Mississippi.

Take a walk down to Greenwood, Mississippi
Down in the Delta land
Where a negro can’t vote or get decent education
And he’s not even called a man
Where he sharecrops for under three dollars a day
And he has to be an Uncle Tom
If he doesn’t “Yes, Sir, Mister Charlie” all his life
Then he fears the Klan and the bomb.

Too many people have hung from the trees of Mississippi
Too many people have died in the swamps of Mississippi
Too many people have fled to the ghettos of the North from Mississippi
Mississippi, Mississippi, Mississippi, Mississippi.

Then go down to Jackson, Mississippi
But not if your skin is brown
‘Cause even though it’s a pretty big city
Thinks like a Southern town
And if you’re a so-called white agitator
Then all you’ll meet is hate
‘Cause they think you’re a nigger-lovin’, yankee invader
Come to wreck their sovereign state.

Too many people have hung from the trees of Mississippi
Too many people have died in the swamps of Mississippi
Too many people have fled to the ghettos of the North from Mississippi
Mississippi, Mississippi, Mississippi, Mississippi.

Then go down to Neshoba, Mississippi
Where the Klansmen rule by fear
And if two dead hadn’t been white in Philadelphia
Then the world would never hear
For who knows how many have died in the Delta?
And how many lives have been lost?
Only the people who live in Mississippi
By the light of the flaming cross.

Too many people have hung from the trees of Mississippi
Too many people have died in the swamps of Mississippi
Too many people have fled to the ghettos of the North from Mississippi
Mississippi, Mississippi, Mississippi, Mississippi.


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