The Song of Freedom (Paul Robeson)

“The Song of Freedom” Sheet Music (pdf).
“The Song of Freedom” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Performer: Paul Robeson.
Lyrics: Henrik Ege.
Tune: Eric Ansell.


O, lead thy people to freedom;
O, lead thy people to freedom;
O, Muziya, the mighty one,
Lord of the sun and moon,
O, lead thy people to freedom;
O, lead thy people to freedom;
O, Muziya, the mighty one,
Lord of the sun and moon,
O, lead thy people to freedom;
O, lead thy people to freedom;
O, Muziya, the mighty one,
Lord of the sun and moon,
O, lead thy people to freedom;
O, lead thy people to freedom.

There’s a sleepy river I know;
Down that sleepy river we’ll go;
Under a crowd of stars in the sky,
We’ll watch the clouds go drowsily by;
Where the breezes murmur a song,
While the moonlight gleams,
We’ll keep drifting lazily on
Down our river of dreams,
Down our river of dreams.

Stepping stones, help me cross the river to that far-off shore
That my heart is longing for:
The land of my dreams.
Stepping stones, guide me to that quiet forest cool and deep,
Where the trees are lulled to sleep
By murmuring streams.
Lead me to woodland shadows
Away from the noisy town,
Away from the mighty whirlpool
That’s trying to drag me down.
Stepping stones, help me cross the river where the rapids roar;
Lead me to my home once more:
My kingdom of dreams.


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