no easy walk to freedom lyrics – peter paul & mary

brother martin was walkin’ with me
and every step, i heard, “liberty”
though he’s fallin’, come a million behind
glory, hallelujah, gonna make it this time

no easy walk to freedom
no easy walk to freedom
keep on walkin’ and ya shall be free
that’s how we’re gonna make history

across the ocean, the blood’s runnin’ warm
i, i hear it coming, there’s a thunderin’ storm
just like we lived it, you know that it’s true
nelson mandela, now we’re walkin’ with you

and there’s a no easy walk to freedom
no easy walk to freedom
keep on walkin’ and ya shall be free
that’s how we’re gonna make history

in our land, not so long ago
we lived the struggle, and that’s how we know
slavery abolished, comin’ freedom’s call
keep on walking and apartheid will fall

no easy walk to freedom
no easy walk to freedom
keep on walkin’ and you shall be free
that’s how we’re gonna make history

oh, bread for the body, there’s got to be
but a soul will die without liberty
pray for the day when the struggle is past
freedom for all! free at last! free at last!

no easy walk to freedom
no easy walk to freedom
keep on walkin’ and you shall be free
that’s how we’re gonna change history

no easy walk to freedom
no easy walk to freedom
keep on walkin’ and you shall be free
that’s how we’re gonna change history, you and me

/ peter paul mary lyrics