CORETTA


Coretta Coretta
Coretta of thee I sing
I just won’t forget you Coretta Scott King.


Coretta Scott married Martin Luther King Jr
during those bad Civil Rights days
they set up their home in Montgomery Alabama
even though they both knew it wasn't safe.


Coretta and Martin had four little children
two little girls and two boys
Yoki and Bunny Dexter and Marty
those kids were their pride and their joys.


Now what kind of courage that woman must have had
not to take those four children and run
when over in Birmingham four little girls
had been blown up in a church by a bomb.


When Martin Luther King was shot down in Memphis
the whole world let out a cry
Coretta told her kids though their father was gone
his spirit would never die.


Coretta Coretta
Coretta of thee I sing
I just won’t forget you Coretta Scott King.

 

(unrecorded, published in ETCHINGS)

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