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I Don't Want To Be Lost In The Slums, song lyrics

Song: I Don't Want To Be Lost In The Slums
Lyrics: n/a

Music: to the tune of "This Little Light of Mine"
Year: c.1965
Genre: Gospel
Country: USA


The reason I sing this song,
I don't wanna be lost,
The reason I sing this song,
I don't wanna be lost,
The reason I sing this song,
I don't wanna be lost,
I don't wanna be lost in the slum.

The reason I join the movement...
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The reason I march downtown...

The reason I go to jail...

The reason I sacrifice, Lord...

The reason I fight so hard...

Days of the slums are numbered...

Lost in the slums, Lord...

The reason I live this life...


Notes:

1 - Freedom's A Constant Struggle: Songs of the Freedom Movment, Candie Carawan, Guy Carawan, Ethel Raim, Oak Publications, New York, 1968, p.182-183

2 - It is believed this song originated with the Chicago Freedom Movement, let by Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., which would date it between 1965 and 1967.