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We Shall Overcome (The Next Four Years)

As with most folk-music (I guess including Spirituals and protest songs) from time to time verses get added or revised.  Here are some new verses I wrote for We Shall Overcome.  Maybe this will help us get through this week, a strange combination of the Martin Luther King Holiday and the inauguration of the next President.  Thank you Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) for speaking out.  Maybe this blog post (my “speaking out”) will help us get through the next four years:

We Shall Overcome (The Next Four Years)

We’ll get through the next four years
We’ll get through the next four years
We’ll get through the next four years
Oh, deep in my heart
I do believe
We’ll get through the next four years

We’ll resist hatred and fears (3x)
Oh, deep in my heart
I do believe
We’ll get through the next four years

We’ll cross the Red Sea of tears (3x)
Oh, deep in my heart
I do believe
We’ll get through the next four years

One hundred forty characters (3x)
Oh, deep in my heart
I do believe
Ignore his Tweets and racial slurs

Putin’s not our president (3x)
Oh, deep in my heart
I do believe
Nor that White House resident

We’ll get through the next four years (3x)
Oh, deep in my heart
I do believe
We’ll get through the next four years

I remain and Independent voter.  But I say ,“Repeal and Replace Republicans in November 2018”.

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