Ain’t gonna let nobody turn me around

Turn me around, turn me around

Ain’t gonna let nobody turn me around

I’m gonna keep on a-walkin’, keep on a-talkin’

Marchin’ up to freedom land.

 

Ain’t gonna let no injunction turn me around

Turn me around, turn me around

Ain’t gonna let no injunction turn me around

I’m gonna keep on a-walkin’, keep on a-talkin’

Marchin’ up to freedom land.

 

Ain’t gonna let no hatred turn me around

Turn me around, turn me around

Ain’t gonna let no hatred turn me around

I’m gonna keep on a-walkin’, keep on a-talkin’

Marchin’ up to freedom land.

 

Ain’t gonna let racism turn me around

Turn me around, turn me around

Ain’t gonna let racism turn me around

I’m gonna keep on a-walkin’, keep on a-talkin’

Marchin’ up to freedom land.

 

Ain’t gonna let injustice turn me around

Turn me around, turn me around

Ain’t gonna let injustice turn me around

I’m gonna keep on a-walkin’, keep on a-talkin’

Marchin’ up to freedom land.

 

Ain’t gonna let no jail cell turn me around

Turn me around, turn me around

Ain’t gonna let no jail cell turn me around

I’m gonna keep on a-walkin’, keep on a-talkin’

Marchin’ up to freedom land.

 

Ain’t gonna let nobody turn me around

Turn me around, turn me around

Ain’t gonna let nobody turn me around

I’m gonna keep on a-walkin’, keep on a-talkin’

Marchin’ up to freedom land.

Why this song?

One of the great Freedom Songs of the Civil Rights Movement.

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