24 September 2011

Brave

Brave (Unniversity of Mississippi Ordered to Admit James Meredith 1962) 9/24

James Meredith’s arrived in town
Ev’rybody’s got their hats bowed down

The sun don’t shine above the ground

At lunch when he comes ‘round
The bodies get up and leave him ‘lone
Ev’rybody’s got their hats bowed down

At night they bang on the floor and hound
James Meredith with thumping sound
The sun don’t shine above the gound

He graduates and thinks he’s done
But everybody wants him on loan
Ev’rybody’s got their hats bowed down

A peace fil’d life a family home
James Meredth won a war and is done
The sun don’t shine above the ground

Oxford Town, Oxford Town
Ev’rybody’s got their hats bowed down
The sun don’t shine above the ground
Ain't a-goin' down to Oxford Town