Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston, Sonny Terry, Lead Belly We Shall Be Free cover

We Shall Be Free
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We Shall Be Free Lyrics

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Verse 1
In the mornin' you shall be free
'fore day you shall be free hear me say
You shall be free when the good lord sets you free
Verse 2
I was down in the hen house other night awful dark
I didn't have no light I reached for a chicken
I got me a goose a man come out, I had to turn him loose
Verse 3
I jumped a gully you shall be free I jumped a rose bush you shall be free
You shall be free when the good lord sets you free
Verse 4
Vpreacher an' a rooster had a terrible fight
Preacher knocked the rooster clean out o' sight
Preacher told the rooster that'll be all right
Meet ya at the hen house tomorrow night
Verse 5
You shall be free in the mornin'
You shall be free you know, rooster
You shall be free when the good lord sets you free
Verse 6
I's down in the hen house on my knees
I thought I heard a chicken sneeze
Only a rooster sayin' his prayers
Thankin' his god for the hens upstairs
Verse 7
Here's the preacher you shall be free
He's a-singin' you shall be free
Takin' up c'llection you shall be free
When the good lord sets you free
Verse 8
Oh, some folks says times is hard
Preacher says put your trust in god matter no difference
Don't you see a hog can't run too fast for me
Verse 9
Gettin' that
You shall be free
Gettin' that hogeye you shall be free
Eatin' up chitt'lin's you shall be free
When the good lord sets you free
Verse 10
As some people say, a preacher won't steal
I caught two down in my corn fiel'
One had a bushel, other had a peck
Other'n had a roastin' ear down his neck
Verse 11
You shall be free gettin' roastin' ears
You shall be free gettin' dried corn
You shall be free when the good lord sets you free
Verse 12
Oh the gun said boom an' the hog said
Jumped on 'er with all o' his will
How that hog gets
Verse 13
You shall be free I don't care you shall be free forget about
You shall be free when the good lord sets you free

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