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Richie Havens | Freedom | Woodstock | 1969 | Peace | Festival | Portugal The Man | Motherless Child

Richie Havens is most remembered for his song “Freedom” at Woodstock which is actually an improvised take on the traditional spiritual song “Motherless Child.”

Richie Havens
Freedom
Lyrics:

Freedom
Freedom
Freedom
Freedom
Freedom
Freedom
Freedom
Freedom

Sometimes I feel
Like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel
Like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel
Like a motherless child
A long
Way
From my home, yeah
Yeah
Sing

Freedom
Freedom
Freedom
Freedom
Freedom
Freedom
Freedom
Freedom
Freedom
Freedom

Sometimes I feel
Like I’m almost gone
Sometimes I feel
Like I’m almost gone
Sometimes I feel
Like I’m almost gone, yeah
A long, long, long
Way
Way from my home, yeah
Yeah

Clap your hands
Clap your hands
Clap your hands
Clap your hands
Clap your hands
Clap your hands
Clap your hands, yeah
Clap your hands

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, yeah yeah yeah yeah
Hey, yeah, yeah, yeah
Hey, yeah yeah yeah yeah

I got a telephone in my bosom
And I can call him up from heart
I got a telephone in my bosom
And I can call him up from heart
When I need my brother / (Brother)
Brother / (Brother)
When I need my father / (Father)
Father, hey / (Father)
Mother / (Mother)
Mother, hey / (Mother)
Sister / (Sister)
Yeah / (Yeah)
When I need my brother / (Brother)
Brother, hey / (Brother)
Mother / (Father)
Mother / (Mother)
Mother / (Mother)

Hey, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah-yeah, yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Hey, yeah, yeah, yeah
Hey, yeah, yeah, yeah
Hey, yeah, yeah, yeah
Hey, yeah, yeah, yeah

Songwriters: Michael James Hucknall

Greta Van Fleet | Highway Tune | Youth | Classic Rock | Led Zeppelin

Greta Van Fleet is an up and coming young American Rock band who captures the classic rock sound that so many of us love! Most fans have been yearning to hear something new in this genre for some time now! They are compared to Led Zeppelin mostly because of lead singer Josh Kiszka’s Robert Plantesque singing style however they definitely have a sound of their own!

Greta Van Fleet
“Highway Tune”
Lyrics:

Oooooohhhhhhhh mama

No stoppin’ at the red light girl
Cause I wanna get your signal
No goin’ at the green light girl
Cause I wanna be with you now

You are my special
You are my special
You are my midnight, midnight yeah

So sweet
So fine
So nice
Oh my
My my
My my
Ooohhhhh

No stoppin’ on the highway girl
Cause I wanna burn my gas
There’s one girl that I know
I’m never gonna pass

She is my special
She is my special
She is my midnight, midnight yeah

So sweet
So fine
So nice
Oh my
My my
My my
Ooohhhhh

Oooooohhhhhhhh yeah

So sweet
So fine
So nice
Oh my
My my
My my
Ooohhhhh sugar

Five Man Electrical Band | Signs | 1971 | Tesla | Arrested Development

Five Man Electrical Band originally released Signs as a B side single on their album “Good-byes and Butterflies” then rereleased it in 1971 as an A side single!

Five Man Electrical Band
Signs
Lyrics:

And the sign said “Long-haired freaky people need not apply”
So I tucked my hair up under my hat and I went in to ask him why
He said “You look like a fine upstanding young man, I think you’ll do”
So I took off my hat, I said “Imagine that. Huh! Me workin’ for you!”
Whoa-oh-oh

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind
Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?
And the sign said anybody caught trespassin’ would be shot on sight
So I jumped on the fence and-a yelled at the house
“Hey! What gives you the right?”
“To put up a fence to keep me out or to keep mother nature in”
“If God was here he’d tell you to your face, man, you’re some kinda sinner”

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind
Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?
Now, hey you, mister, can’t you read?
You’ve got to have a shirt and tie to get a seat
You can’t even watch, no you can’t eat
You ain’t supposed to be here
The sign said you got to have a membership card to get inside
Ugh!

And the sign said, “Everybody welcome. Come in, kneel down and pray”
But when they passed around the plate at the end of it all
I didn’t have a penny to pay
So I got me a pen and a paper and I made up my own little sign
I said, “Thank you, Lord, for thinkin’ ’bout me. I’m alive and doin’ fine”
Wooo!

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind
Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?
Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
Sign
Sign, sign
Songwriters: Les Emmerson

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