E35 Civil Rights – transcript

E35 Civil Rights – transcript

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Hello hello hello

This episode is full of songs that have become anthems in America’s civil rights movement. Many are spirituals that share the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of fair treatment and respect between all people, no matter what they look like. 

Greeting

Hi Friends! Welcome back to the Sing Along with Mandy Podcast. I’m Mandy, and I’m so glad you’re here. 

I love to sing songs and play fun – and sometimes silly – games and I especially love to sing and play with you. 

If you or your adult would like to see the lyrics to the songs in this episode, I’ll leave a link in the show notes.  If you don’t know a song yet, don’t worry! Just listen and sing along when you can. Are you ready? Let’s sing!

Our first song today talks about how each and every person on earth is special and unique. We all deserve respect and love.

This little light of mine

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Won’t let anyone blow it out. I’m gonna let it shine.

Won’t let anyone blow it out. I’m gonna let it shine.

Won’t let anyone blow it out. I’m gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Hide it under a bushel – NO! I’m gonna let it shine.

Hide it under a bushel – NO! I’m gonna let it shine.

Hide it under a bushel – NO! I’m gonna let it shine, Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

The next song has a beautiful message of unity between all people. It’s called

We shall overcome

We shall overcome, we shall overcome

We shall overcome some day

Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe

We shall overcome some day

We’ll walk hand in hand, we’ll walk hand in hand

We’ll walk hand in hand some day

Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe

We’ll walk hand in hand some day

We are not afraid, we are not afraid

We are not afraid today

Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe

We are not afraid today

The truth shall make us free, the truth shall make us free

The truth shall make us free some day

Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe

The truth shall make us free some day

We shall live in peace, we shall live in peace

We shall live in peace some day

Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe

We shall live in peace some day

I love this next song. It’s called 

Lift every voice and sing

Lift every voice and sing

Till earth and heaven ring

Ring with the harmonies of Liberty

Let our rejoicing rise

High as the list’ning skies, let it resound loud as the rolling sea

Sing a song full of faith that the dark past has taught us

Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us

Facing the rising sun of our new day begun

Let us march on till victory is won

Rhythm repeat

Let’s play our Rhythm Repeat game! First, let’s warm up our hands with a drumroll. Use you hands to slap your thighs! (drumroll)

Can you clap your hands? (clap) Can you snap your fingers? (snap) Can you slap your knees? (Slap) I call this next game Rhythm Repeat. It’s very easy.

I’m going to say some very silly words and then you repeat them. You can clap, snap and slap along too!

My turn, your turn, 8 rounds

Our next civil rights anthem talks about everybody being loved and treated the same. It’s called 

He’s got the whole world in his hands

He’s got the whole world in His hands,

He’s got the whole world in His hands,

He’s got the whole world in His hands,

He’s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got my brothers and my sisters in His hands,

He’s got my brothers and my sisters in His hands,

He’s got my brothers and my sisters in His hands,

He’s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got the itty bitty babies in His hands,

He’s got the itty bitty babies in His hands,

He’s got the itty bitty babies in His hands,

He’s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got everybody here in His hands,

He’s got everybody there in His hands,

He’s got everybody everywhere in His hands,

He’s got the whole world in His hands.

Last, let’s sing 

Get on Board, little children

The Gospel train’s comin’

I hear it just at hand

I hear the car wheel rumblin’

And rollin’ thro’ the land

Get on board little children

Get on board little children

Get on board little children

There’s room for many more

I hear the train a-comin’

She’s comin’ round the curve

She’s loosened all her steam and brakes

And strainin’ ev’ry nerve

Get on board little children

Get on board little children

Get on board little children

There’s room for many more

The fare is cheap and all can go

The rich and poor are there

No second class aboard this train

No difference in the fare

Get on board little children

Get on board little children

Get on board little children

There’s room for many more

Grown ups, I can make your child his or her own sing along with his favorite songs or based on something she loves like teddy bears or trains or baby dolls or bath time. Let me know if you want me to make one for you – you can get the details and contact me at nowtakeoff.com/gift. 

Closing

I hope you’ve enjoyed singing along with me today during the Sing Along with Mandy Podcast. I have loved playing and singing with you! 

If you have an idea for a theme for a future episode of the Sing Along with Mandy Podcast, ask your adult to let me know. I’ll leave links in the show notes with ways to contact me.

Grown ups – be sure to hit subscribe so that you can hear the next episode when it comes out on Thursday! And, if you want me to create a sing along just for your special little one, check out the details at nowtakeoff.com/gift!

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