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“SITTING ON THE BACK OF THE BUS”
Based on “Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay” by Otis Redding

Sitting on the back of the bus
Not everybody, just us
Looked like we’d never win
Just because of the color of our skin.
So we’re sitting on the back of the bus
Biding our time.

Dr. King left his home in Georgia
To try to get hatred to cease
He didn’t believe in violence
His only tactic was peace.
Yes, we were sitting on the back of the bus
Not everybody, just us
Sitting on the back of the bus
Biding our time.

BRIDGE

Looked like nothing was gonna change
Some thought everything would stay the same
Blacks couldn’t do what whites could do
Dr. King thought that fact was strange.

Had to go to segregated schools
Had to follow Jim Crow rules
Couldn’t take a cruise on a boat
Didn’t have the right to vote.
So we sat on the back of the bus
Not everybody, just us
Sitting on the back of the bus
Biding our time.

BRIDGE

Looked like nothing was gonna change
Some thought everything would stay the same
Blacks couldn’t do what whites could do
Dr. King thought that fact was strange.

Had to go to segregated schools
Had to follow Jim Crow rules
Couldn’t take a cruise on a boat
Didn’t have the right to vote.
So we sat on the back of the bus
Sitting on the back of the bus
Biding our time.

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