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What were the lyrics used in "This Little Light of Mine" when it was sung during the civil rights movement?

Asked by LocoLuke (1116 points ) June 10th, 2009

There are many variations out there, but I’m trying to find the one that relates most closely to the civil rights movement. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
If possible, can you include a matching mp3?

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cheebdragon's avatar

Is there really more than one version?

Judi's avatar

This little light of mine
I’m gonna let it shine
This little light of mine
I’m gonna let it shine, let it shine let it shine let it shine.

Hide it under a bushell NO!
I’m gonna let it shine…............

Shine all over the neighborhood, I’m gonna let it shine…..........

Let it shine ‘til Jesus comes, I’m gonna let it shine…........

gailcalled's avatar

Google “Folk songs This Little Light of Mine”.

See. That was easy.

galileogirl's avatar

It started out as a hymn almost 100 years ago but morphed into a folk song. In the 50’s there was a renewed interest in folk songs and while they weren’t specifically protest songs they were co-opted into the anti-segregation and anti-war genres because the lines became blurry as the same people performed all three kinds of music.

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