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Brown Baby
1959 Oscar Brown jr
From the Brown's first album Sin and Soul released in 1960. Also recorded by Mahalia Jackson on Come On Children, Let's Sing (April 1960).

Recording sessions
1961 April: New York Village Gate
Brown Baby Brown Baby
As you grow up I want you to drink from the plenty cup
I want you to stand up tall and proud
And I want you to speak up clear and loud
Brown Baby Brown Baby Brown Baby

As years go by I want you to go with your head up high
I want you to live by the justice code
And I want you to walk down freedom's road
You little Brown Baby

So lie away lie away sleeping lie away singing
Lie away sleeping lie away safe in my arms
Till your daddy and your mama protect you
And keep you safe from harm
Brown Baby

It makes me glad you gonna have things that I never had
When out of all men's hearts all hate is hurled
Sweetie you gonna live in a better world
Brown Baby Brown Baby Brown Baby

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)
1965 December 25: Loenersloot (NL) Mickery Theater
2008 [5:27] DVD 1 Live in '65 & '68 Reelin' in the Years 2.119014 (US)
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