Rosa, Roll On

Marla Lewis and Les Julian

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Lyrics:

Rosa sat and took a stand
Roll on to freedom, Rosa, Rosa roll on!
With a lion’s heart and a trembling hand
Roll on to freedom, Rosa, Rosa roll on!

Refused to give up her seat on the bus
Roll on to freedom, Rosa, Rosa roll on!
She had no plan, just had enough
Roll on to freedom, Rosa, Rosa roll on!

The heart cries out, like a beating drum
The heart cries out, for freedom

They arrested Rosa, and took her away
Roll on to freedom, Rosa, Rosa roll on!
Fifty thousand stopped riding busses next day
Roll on to freedom, Rosa, Rosa roll on!

The boycott lasted more than 12 months long.....
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The heart cries out, like a beating drum
The heart cries out, for freedom

The Movement swept across the nation
Marches, sit-ins, demonstrations
Singing, We Shall Overcome
Equal Rights for everyone!

Laws were passed, for the changing times.....
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As Rosa said, “There are many like me
Roll on to freedom, Rosa, Rosa roll on!....
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The heart cries out, like a beating drum
The heart cries out, for freedom.

© Marla Lewis. All rights reserved.


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Marla Lewis and Les Julian


About the Artist:
For Marla Lewis, music is a way of life. She began singing as soon as she learned to talk! At the age of 3, she sang on a national radio talent show called, “Live Like a Millionaire”. She started piano lessons at the age of 5 and guitar a few years later. As a child, Marla loved to sing songs in many languages from around the world. Her mother, also a singer, introduced her to jazz, Dixieland, and opera. Marla also fell in love with folk and pop music. She wrote her first song at the age of 12, entitled, “Hopeless Love.” It still makes her friends chuckle. Today, when kids hear Marla's songs, they say: "Can we hear that AGAIN??"
Artist's Website:
www.marlalewis.com