Dance a Revolution (for Emma Goldman) (Linda Hirschhorn)

“Dance a Revolution (for Emma Goldman)” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Dance a Revolution (for Emma Goldman)” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Linda Hirschhorn.
Tune: Linda Hirschhorn.


And we will dance a revolution to the sounding of the drums,
Dance the call of freedom, the call of peace to come,
And we will dance away injustice with the dancing of the free,
And dance until we dance a world of human dignity.

You came with huddled masses, fleeing the pogrom,
Searching for the harbor statue and her out-stretched arm.
But your namesake disappointed you, child of black bread and tea.
Oh, golden Emma, you found your golden land not free.

And we will dance a revolution to the sounding of the drums,
Dance the call of freedom, the call of peace to come,
And we will dance away injustice with the dancing of the free,
And dance until we dance a world of human dignity.

You spoke of sex; you talked of birth in a world afraid of love.
You said human worth could not be measured by laws from above,
And to share the profits of our toil was every worker’s goal,
And emancipation starts inside a fighting woman’s soul.

And we will dance a revolution to the sounding of the drums,
Dance the call of freedom, the call of peace to come,
And we will dance away injustice with the dancing of the free,
And dance until we dance a world of human dignity.

Some struggles have been different and some like those at hand.
We fight to own our bodies, and we fight to free the land.
We fight to save the earth, the sea, the future of the sky.
Your voice becomes an echo of a spirit that won’t die.

And we will dance a revolution to the sounding of the drums,
Dance the call of freedom, the call of peace to come,
And we will dance away injustice with the dancing of the free,
And dance until we dance a world of human dignity.

We’ll dance until we dance a world of human dignity.


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