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My Country 'tis of WE

New rhetorical-lyrics to 'My Country 'tis of Thee'.

Abolitionist movement
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(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Inspired by Abolitionist Lyrics 1843 A. G. Duncan Jarius Lincoln, Antislavery Melodies: for The Friends of Freedom.

Prepared for The Hingham Antislavery Society.

Words by A. G. Duncan. (Hingham, [Mass.]: Elijah B. Gill, 1843), Hymn 17 6s & 4s (Tune – America.) pages 28–29.

Some of the old anti-slavery verses can be heard in the Arizona State University recording of the Antislavery Ensemble.

Sing-along-karaoke. Listen to background music in a YouTube music link by opening in separate tab. You Tube music link should launch itself.

ThisYouTube music link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GeRUtktsIw&feature=youtu.be

New rhetorical-lyrics to 'My Country 'tis of Thee' written by anti-Zionism poet P.A. Miller in the U.S.A.

My Country ‘tis of WE.

My Country ‘tis of WE.
Once land of slavery, for thee I sing;
Land where slave mothers died,
Still racist thoughts divide,
From every mountainside let thy hist’ry ring!

My native country,
Where all men should be free, despite their skin;
All love thy hills and dales,
Thy mounts and pleasant vales;
But cent’ries of negro sales, were thy foulest sin.

The wailings swelled the breeze,
And rang from many trees, of black men wronged;
Let every tongue awake;
Let poor and free partake;
Let song the silence break, censorship goes on.

All Gods' people WE,
Justice & Liberty, for this we sing;
Soon may our land find light,
With holy freedom’s right,
Protect us by thy might, Not Guns, Not Kings.

(extra verse)

It comes, the joyful day,
When men will stand and say, “Not one more grave!”,
Wars to the ground be hurl’d,
And Freedom’s flag, unfurl’d,
Shall wave throughout the world, no one a slave.

Triumph! Oh jubilee!
Echo o’er land and sea, “Freedom for all!”;
Let the glad tidings fly,
And every child reply,
“Glory to Peace on high!”, shall be their call.

Copyright © 2011 P. Miller




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