Monday, February 2, 2015

"We Shall Not Be Moved" (lyrics, videos, and comments)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post provides lyrics and a video of the civil rights song "We Shall Not Be Moved".

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LYRICS: WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED (Civil Rights Song)
We shall not, we shall not be moved
(shall not be)
We shall not, we shall not be moved
Just like a tree that's planted by the water,
We shall not be moved.

We're fighting for our rights (and)
We shall not be moved
(Shall not be)
We're fighting for our rights (and)
We shall not be moved
Just like a tree that's planted by the water,
We shall not be moved.

We shall all be free (and)
We shall not be moved
(Shall not be)
We shall all be free (and)
We shall not be moved
Just like a tree that's planted by the water,
We shall not be moved.

God is on our side (and)
We shall not be moved
(Shall not be)
God is on our side (and)
We shall not be moved
Just like a tree that's planted by the water,
We shall not be moved.

Black and White together
We shall not be moved
(Shall not be)
Black and White together
We shall not be moved
Just like a tree that's planted by the water,
We shall not be moved.

We shall not, we shall not be moved
(Shall not be)
We shall not, we shall not be moved
Just like a tree that's planted by the water,
We shall not be moved.
-snip-
This civil rights song is adapted from a union motivational song:
"We shall not, we shall not be moved
We shall not, we shall not be moved
We'll building a mighty union,
We shall not be moved"
-Online source: http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/7840/song6.htm

The union song "We Shall Not Be Moved" is adapted from the African American Gospel song "I Shall Not Be Moved".

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FEATURED YOUTUBE EXAMPLES
These examples are posted in chronological order based on their publishing date with the oldest examples presented first

Example #1: Easternnaires and Sis. Walker I Shall Not Be Moved [Gospel]


pkteemax Uploaded on Aug 10, 2008

Easternnaires and Sis. Walker singing I Shall Not Be Moved at end of year concert

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Example #2: Mary Mary "We Shall Not Be Moved" from The Soundtrack For A Revolution [1960s civil rights song]

vicariousmusic, Uploaded on Feb 13, 2012

On February 14th, the soundtrack to the film Soundtrack For a Revolution will be released. It features contemporary artists singing traditional Civil Rights-era freedom songs.

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Example #3: Mavis Staples - We Shall Not Be Moved [union song]

Echoes of a Friend, Published on Mar 31, 2014

Album "We'll Never Turn Back" (2007)

Echoes of a Friend
-snip-
Notice the words in the second verse "The union is behind us".

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Example #4: We Shall Not Be Moved | Tillis 15 [contemporary civil rights protest song]

NC Forward Together Moral Movement Channel Published on May 27, 2014

May 27th, 2014 - After North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis refuses to meet with North Carolinians, a sit-in turns into a church service where the protestors state why, despite being ignored by their Representative, they shall not be moved.

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