803. We Shall Overcome

We shall overcome, we shall overcome,
we shall overcome someday!

Refrain:
Oh, deep in my heart
I do believe
we shall overcome someday!

We’ll walk hand in hand … some day!

We shall live in peace … some day!

We are not afraid … today!

God will see us through … today!

Text Information
First Line: We shall overcome
Title: We Shall Overcome
Adapter: Zilphia Horton
Adapter: Frank Hamilton
Adapter: Guy Carawan
Adapter: Pete Seeger
Meter: Irregular
Publication Date: 2020
Scripture: ;
Topic: Heritage: African American; Hope; Justice (3 more...)
Source: African American traditional (USA); inspired by Charles Tindley, “I'll Overcome Some Day,” 1900, members of the Food & Tobacco Workers Union, Charleston, South Carolina, and the civil rights movement in the American South (USA), 20th c.
Tune Information
Name: WE SHALL OVERCOME
Adapter: Zilphia Horton
Adapter: Frank Hamilton
Adapter: Guy Carawan
Adapter: Pete Seeger
Meter: Irregular
Key: C Major
Source: African American traditional (USA)



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