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  •  For all those at the rally (23+ / 0-)

    Some words of encouragement.

    IT ISN'T NICE

    It isn't nice to block the doorway
    It isn't nice to go to jail
    There are nicer ways to do it
    But the nice ways always fail
    It isn't nice, it isn't nice
    You told us once, you told us twice
    But if that is Freedom's price
    We don't mind.

    It isn't nice to carry banners
    Or to sit in on the floor
    Or to shout our cry of Freedom
    At the hotel and the store
    It isn't nice, it isn't nice
    You told us once, you told us twice
    But if that is Freedom's price
    We don't mind.

    We have tried negotiations
    And the three-man picket line,
    Mr. Charlie didn't see us
    And he might as well be blind.
    Now our new ways aren't nice
    When we deal with men of ice,
    But if that is Freedom's price
    We don't mind.

    How about those years of lynchings
    And the shot in Evers' back?
    Did you say it wasn't proper
    Did you stand out on the track?
    You were quiet just like mice
    Now you say we aren't nice
    But if that is Freedom's price
    We don't mind.

    Words and Music by Malvina Reynolds.
    Copyright 1964 by Schroder Music Company

    Help me to be the best Wavy Gravy I can muster

    by BOHICA on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 08:25:14 AM PST

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