Friday Folk Song: Martin Luther King

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There's a song from Share the Music, Martin Luther King, that I like to teach my students. The words and music are by Theresa Fulbright. The piano accompaniment by Bill and Pat Medley.  This song is played in the Key of D with 4/4 time signature.

L.H. / R.H.

Verse 1


GB/D        He
F#A/D      wan-
EG/D        ted
DA/DF#   peace
BbG/E      and
BF#/D      love all
G/BE        over
A/AC#E   this
D/F#D      land,

DF#/A     He
C#E/A     want-
BD/A       ed
F#C#/AC# peace
E#/B        and
F#/C#A    love all
EG#/DB   over this
AE/C#A   land.

A/A          Mar-
G/A          tin
BF#/DD   Lu-
G/B          ther
F#/C#A    King
B/D          was
A/D          a
G#/BDF#  peace-
A/GE        lov-
A#/GE      ing
B/F#D      man,
GB/D        He
F#A/D      want-
EG/D        ed
DA/DF#   peace
BbG/E      and
BF#/D      love all
G/BE       over
A/AC#E   this
DA/F#D   land.

Verse 2


He walked for you and me all over this land,
He walked for you and me all over this land.
Martin Luther King was a great, great man,
He walked for you and me all over this land.

Verse 3


He died for freedom's cause to save this land,
He died for freedom's cause to save this land.
Martin Luther King was a brave, brave man,
He died for freedom's cause to save this land.

Here's another song to teach your class, http://www.teachertube.com/video/martin-luther-king-jr-song-174085

In 2013, I blogged about the chords to MLK: I Have A Dream
Shared a quote in 2012 by Dr. Martin Luther King
Then again in 2013,  Otis Spann Blues






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