Brother Kirk

The Ballad of Martin Luther King

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[Verse 1]
Come gather round me, people
I got a song to sing
About the life and legends of a man
Called Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King was born
To a sharecropper’s son
And all the bigots hated him
He never owned a gun

[Chorus]
And I've been to the mountaintop
Today I have a dream
Don’t you ever forget
The words of Martin Luther King

[Verse 2]
At a bus line in Montgomery
Had some folks sittin' in the back
Wasn’t no coincidence
That all these people were black
Martin Luther King
Put a boycott on that town
He marched with our people
He closed that bus line down
[Chorus]
And I've been to the mountaintop
Today I have a dream
Don’t you ever forget
The words of Martin Luther King

And I've been to the mountaintop
Today I have a dream
Don’t you ever forget
The words of Martin Luther King

[Verse 3]
He preached to live non-violence
Until his very end
On a hotel balcony in Memphis
Mankind lost its best friend
He fought for human rights
As he rode from town to town
That's what he's done in Memphis
Some sick man shot him down

[Chorus]
And I've been to the mountaintop
Today I have a dream
Don’t you ever forget
The words of Martin Luther King
And I've been to the mountaintop
Today I have a dream
Don’t you ever forget
The words of Martin Luther King

[Verse 4]
Now, it's time for you to take a look
At that mirror on that wall
Did you pull that trigger?
Were you there at all?
And there's a sickness in this nation
And it seems to be obviously clear
Gonna kill a man with hate
Because he would not die from fear

[Chorus]
And I've been to the mountaintop
Today I have a dream
Don’t you ever forget
The words of Martin Luther King

And I've been to the mountaintop
Today I have a dream
Don’t you ever forget
The words of Martin Luther King

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