Marla Lewis

Marla Lewis

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Unique - Children | Wantagh, New York, United States
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Member Since: 2008
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407

Song Description

The story of Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights Movement.

Lyrics

Rosa, Rosa, Roll On
Ac2006 by Marla Lewis and Les Julian

Rosa sat and took a stand
Roll on to freedom, Rosa, Rosa roll on!
With a lion's heart and a trembling hand
Roll on to freedom, Rosa, Rosa roll on!
Refused to give up her seat on the bus
Roll on to freedom, Rosa, Rosa roll on!
She had no plan, just had enough
Roll on to freedom, Rosa, Rosa roll on!

The heart cries out, like a beating drum
The heart cries out, for freedom

They arrested Rosa, and took her away
Roll on to freedom, Rosa, Rosa roll on!
Fifty thousand stopped riding busses next day
Roll on to freedom, Rosa, Rosa roll on!
The boycott lasted more than one year long
Roll on to freedom, Rosa, Rosa roll on!
Till High Court ruled segregation was wrong
Roll on to freedom, Rosa, Rosa roll on!

The heart cries out, like a beating drum
The heart cries out, for freedom

The Movement swept across the nation
Marches, sit-ins, demonstrations
Singing, We Shall Overcome
Equal Rights for everyone!

Laws were passed, for the changing times
Roll on to freedom, Rosa, Rosa roll on!
Slow but sure, folks are changing their minds
Roll on to freedom, Rosa, Rosa roll on!
As Rosa said, "There are many like me
Roll on to freedom, Rosa, Rosa roll on!
Who'll keep on workin' till all people are free!
Roll on to freedom, Rosa, Rosa roll on!

The heart cries out, like a beating drum
The heart cries out, for freedom

Song Length
4:02
Genres
Folk - Rock, Unique - Children
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Duet Male/Female
Moods
In High Spirits, Nonviolent

Subject Matter
Hero, Civil Rights

Similar Artists
Peter, Paul & Mary, Paul Simon
Language
English
Era
1960 - 1969

Lyric Credits Marla Lewis and Les Julian
Music Credits Marla Lewis and Les Julian
Producer Credits Les Julian
Performance Credits Marla Lewis and Les Julian