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FREEDOM RIDERS (Get On The Bus)

We defy Jim Crow Laws

We call for a massive change

We’re rebels with a just cause

We want Fed’s rules to be rearranged

 

Get on the bus

Get on the bus

We’re all Freedom riders

Get on the bus

Get on the bus

We’re all Freedom riders

 

Welcome on board

 

We want to break our chains

Today we refuse pain

We want to free ourselves

From centuries of slavery

 

Get on the bus

Get on the bus

We’re all Freedom riders

Get on the bus

Get on the bus

We’re all Freedom riders

Welcome on board

 

The Freedom Rides are dying to take you away,

To take you away, to take you away

On May 14, Mother’s Day

In Anniston, Ku Klux Klansmen

Some still in Church attire

Attacked the ‘Greyhound’ and slashed the tires

 

First, as the bus burned, the mob tried to hold the doors shut

Then, it took the riders, it beat them in the gut

Later, Eight Klansmen did the same with the ‘Trailways’

They left the Freedom Riders semi-conscious in the back.

 

© ℗ 2015 Mumbling Thom