The Ballad of Momma Rosa Parks (Nick Venet and Buddy Mize, 1963) In nineteen hundred and fifty five, In a southern American town, A tired colored lady got on a city bus And immediately sat down, With a closed mind and an opened mouth The big bus driver got rough And told his only passenger To move to the back of the bus. cho: When Momma Parks sat down, The whole world stood up, What's good for one is good for all, It's good for all of us. The lady's name was Momma Rosa Parks, A hard workin' woman indeed, She was goin' home, 'twas her goin' time, She had little hungry mouths to feed, She wasn't botherin' nobody And doin' nothin' wrong, By the Lord's rules of love When Momma Parks sat down The whole world stood up. printed in "Songs of Peace, Freedom and Protest" by Tom Glazer (1970, David McKay Company) RR Oct00
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