Freedom Street
Ken Boothe Lyrics


Let's not quarrel, let's not fight
Let's get together, we all can unite
Then take off these chains from off our feet
'Cause we gonna walk, we gonna walk, walk down freedom street
Everybody knows we gonna walk, we gonna walk
Walk, walk, walk, down freedom street

Let me tell you people
United we stand, divided we fall
Respect your brothers, sisters and all
Let's not deal with illiteracy, work it out intelligently

Lord, Lord, 'cause we gonna walk, we gonna walk
Walk, walk, walk, down freedom street
Everybody knows we gonna walk, we gonna walk
Walk, walk, walk, down freedom street, dear, God

Can't see clearly 'cause I worked hard last night
It must be a vision 'cause there's no change in sight
I see a big, big street, where all hands meet
It must be freedom street, oh Lord, freedom street

Everybody knows we gonna walk, we gonna walk
Walk, walk, walk, down freedom street
Everybody knows we gonna talk in the whole wide world
As we go walkin' slowly

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Kenneth George Boothe, Harris L Seaton

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Smilie Face Canopy Service Mc Bean

Ah yes, the gift that is music. . .although i was born in JA i didn't have a recollection of these vibes. It was consciousness far from my awareness.

Then it was gifted to me by a queen, a tribal soul (Ryoko) from Japan. She had rerouted me back to my roots through music and forward a deeper awareness through a complete collection rock-steady, ska and reggae music.

Then many years later and after i'd become a father to my family of three boys, this song became instrumental in helping to amically resolve disputes among them.

With the sternest voice and a steeled determination on my face, finger pointed at each of them succinctly. . . i would begin with:

" i want all of you to listen to me carefully. And i'm not going to say this to you again." And with a joot and a bow i would begin to sing.

"Lets not quar rel, lets not fi'ght! Lets stay together, we all can unite. We're gonna take all these chains from off our feet, 'cause we're gonna walk we're gonna walk. Walk, walk, walk down freedom street . . ."

And from the opening line, my sons began smiling and dancing along with me. Peaceful once again in dance and unity.

So i want to give thanks to a very beautiful soul born in Japan but rasta conscious. Blessings Ry. . .you have given me and my sons the gift of music, and an expression of love that is eternal. . . thank you so much! Blessings, love and divine light. Respect.



All comments from YouTube:

madtonesbr

Powerful voice. Reminds me of Sam Cooke or Otis Redding but of course an island originator. We’re blessed to have Ken Boothe’s music.

peter mutuku

This should be played in every fm radio/ station in Kenya....every morning.

Jennifer Lee

Perfect footage for this freedom song, long live the freedom of rockers making their freedom heard and seen! Love ken booth and all reggae’s greats walking down their freedom streets in JA ( not easy now when city streets are congested and oppressive)

Keezie27

Great tune. Wonderful voice too.

Jevezy

Ken Boothe, very talented brother, loved all his songs.

Lillian Smith Whyte

LOVE AND RESPECT TO ALL THE GREAT MUSICIANS

Smilie Face Canopy Service Mc Bean

Ah yes, the gift that is music. . .although i was born in JA i didn't have a recollection of these vibes. It was consciousness far from my awareness.

Then it was gifted to me by a queen, a tribal soul (Ryoko) from Japan. She had rerouted me back to my roots through music and forward a deeper awareness through a complete collection rock-steady, ska and reggae music.

Then many years later and after i'd become a father to my family of three boys, this song became instrumental in helping to amically resolve disputes among them.

With the sternest voice and a steeled determination on my face, finger pointed at each of them succinctly. . . i would begin with:

" i want all of you to listen to me carefully. And i'm not going to say this to you again." And with a joot and a bow i would begin to sing.

"Lets not quar rel, lets not fi'ght! Lets stay together, we all can unite. We're gonna take all these chains from off our feet, 'cause we're gonna walk we're gonna walk. Walk, walk, walk down freedom street . . ."

And from the opening line, my sons began smiling and dancing along with me. Peaceful once again in dance and unity.

So i want to give thanks to a very beautiful soul born in Japan but rasta conscious. Blessings Ry. . .you have given me and my sons the gift of music, and an expression of love that is eternal. . . thank you so much! Blessings, love and divine light. Respect.

mrbillhicks

From an era of pure Reggae top drawer quality, a time when tunes such as this were being released on a monumental scale...

Robert J Robicheau

@Fernando S. Thank you so much for these suggestions. You tube chance choice yesterday led me to Miriam Makeba. What a vocal! Goodness, she could sing any style great in any language it appears.

Fernando S.

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