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​     El Dorado Black History Assembly

        Friday, February 23, 2024

All:          "Lift Every Voice"

 

SDC       "Tisket, Tasket"

TK          "Three Little Birds"

K            "Voice of the People"

1/2         "RESPECT"

3            "Young Gifted and Black"

4            "3 Names"

5            "Stand Up" and maybe "Powerful"

                          Find lyrics and link to "Powerful" video after the Carver recordings.

​     Carver Black History Assembly

    Thursday, February 29, 2024

All:          "Lift Every Voice"

K             "ABC"

1             "Joyful, Joyful"

2             "I Got a Feeling"

3             "We Are the World"

4             "Young, Gifted, and Black"

5             "Johnny B. Goode"

Lift Every Voice and Sing 

James Weldon JohnsonJ. Rosamond Johnson

 

Lift every voice and sing
Till earth and heaven ring
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty;
Let our rejoicing rise,
High as the list'ning skies, let it resound loud as the rolling sea

 

Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us,
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us;
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun,
Let us march on till victory is won.

Stony the road we trod,
Bitter the chast'ning rod,
Felt in the day that hope unborn had died;
Yet with a steady beat,
Have not our weary feet,
Come to the place on which our fathers sighed?

 

We have come over a way that with tears has been watered,
We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered,
Out from the gloomy past, till now we stand at last
Where the white gleam of our star is cast.

Voice of the People

Martin Luther King was a voice of the people,

                                             A voice of the people,

                                             A voice of the people,

Martin Luther King was a voice of the people,

He helped people get their rights!                             

 

                                                     Repeat with the following

                                                           Harriet Tubman

                                                         Frederick Douglass

                                                             Ida B. Wells,

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Malcolm X was a voice of the people,

Shirley Chisholm was a voice of the people,

Rosa Parks was a voice of the people,

Ruby Bridges is a voice of the people,

                        A voice of the people,

                        A voice of the people,

I am a voice of the people,

We keep dreaming Martin Luther King’s dream,

We keep dreaming Martin Luther Kings’ dream,

We keep dreaming Martin Luther King’s dream,

We keep dreaming Martin Luther King’s….

DREAM!

RESPECT                                Aretha Franklin

What you want

Baby I got it!

What you need?

Do you know I got it?

All I’m asking 

Is for a little respect,

Just a little bit, Hey baby,

Just a little bit.

 

Ain’t gonna do you wrong,

While you’re gone,

Ain’t gonna do you wrong,

‘Cause I don’t want to.

All I’m asking

Is for a little respect,

Just a little bit,

Hey baby,

Just a little bit.

 

RESPECT, find out what it means to me.

RESPECT, take care TCB

 

 

 

Spoken:  

 

Aretha Franklin was an American singer, songwriter and pianist.

 

Many refer to her as the “Queen of Soul”

 

She also helped in the struggle for Civil Rights and Women’s Rights.

 

 

Singing:

 

I don’t like it

When you judge me.

I don’t like it

When you take advantage.

All I’m asking

Is for a little respect.

Just a little bit, yeah baby.

 

RESPECT, find out what it means to me.

RESPECT, take care TCB.

 

Sock it to me

Sock it to me

Sock it to me

Sock it to me

Sock it to me

Give me some respect,

Just a little bit,

Just a little bit,

 

RESPECT

 

 

 

Young, Gifted, and Black              Nina Simone

 

Young, gifted and black
Oh what a lovely precious dream
To be young, gifted and black
Open your heart to what I mean

In the whole world you know
There's a million boys and girls
Who are young, gifted and black
And that's a fact

"You are young, gifted and black"
We must begin to tell our young
There's a world waiting for you
Yours is the quest that's just begun

When you feelin' really low
Yeah, there's a great truth that you should know
When you're young, gifted and black
Your soul's intact

How to be young, gifted and black?
Oh, how I long to know the truth
There are times when I look back
And I am haunted by my youth

Oh, but my joy of today
Is that we can all be proud to say
"To be young, gifted and black
Is where it's at"

Is where it's at
Is where it's at

3 Names, George Washington Carver

3 names, George Washington Carver,

3 names, George Washington Carver,

3 names, George Washington Carver,

The dude knew his stuff!

3 names, George Washington Carver,

3 names, George Washington Carver,

3 names, George Washington Carver,

The dude knew his stuff!

I said, 3 names, George Washington Carver,

Inventor, teacher, friend to farmers,

Crop rotation with sweet potatoes and peanuts,

When it came to farming George was a genius.

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He was the first black student to graduate,

from a science and tech college called Iowa State,

He was a teacher at Tuskegee,

A historical black school, he made a mark like grafitti.

3 names, George Washington Carver,

3 names, George Washington Carver,

3 names, George Washington Carver,

The dude knew his stuff!

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Instrumental Break

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3 names, George Washington Carver,

3 names, George Washington Carver,

3 names, George Washington Carver,

The dude knew his stuff!

He even built a school on wheels,

To bring his methods to farmers out in the fields,

He inspired students in science,

George Washington Carver, an agricultural giant.

Carver came up with many inventions, 

Like peanut paint and peanut candy,

Peanut soap (clap, clap, clap, clap) it came in handy,

Oo, oo

Three names George Washington Carver,

Inventor, teacher, friend to farmers,

Crop rotation with sweet potatoes and peanuts,

When it came to farming George was a genius,

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3 names, George Washington Carver,

3 names, George Washington Carver,

3 names, George Washington Carver,

The dude knew his stuff!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stand Up

 

(from "Harriet" soundtrack)

For now, study the music by listening to Cynthia Erivo while reading the lyrics.

 

I been walking

With my face turned to the sun

Weight on my shoulders

A bullet in my gun

  Oh I got eyes in the back of my head

Just in case I have to run

I do what I can when I can while I can for my people

While the clouds roll back and the stars fill the night

 

That's when I'm gonna stand up

Take my people with me

Together we are going

To a brand new home

Far across the river

Can you hear freedom calling?

Calling me to answer

Gonna keep on keepin' on

I can feel it in my bones

 

Early in the mornin'

Before the sun begins to shine

We're gonna start movin'

Towards that separating line

I'm wadin' through muddy waters

You know I got a made up mind

And I don't mind if I lose any blood on the way to salvation

And I'll fight with the strength that I got until I die

 

So I'm gonna stand up

Take my people with me

Together we are going

To a brand new home

Far across the river

Can you hear freedom calling?

Calling me to answer

Gonna keep on keepin' on

 

And I know what's around the bend

Might be hard to face 'cause I'm alone

And I just might fail

But Lord knows I tried

Sure as stars fill up the sky

 

Stand up

Take my people with me

Together we are going

To a brand new home

Far across the river

Can you hear freedom calling?

Calling me to answer

Gonna keep on keepin' on,

I can feel it in my bones.

 

I go to prepare a place for you

I go to prepare a place for you

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABC                                   The Jackson 5

We went to school to learn, yeah.

Things we never knew before

Like "I" before "E" except after "C"

And why 2 plus 2 makes 4 Now, now, now

We’re gonna teach you, teach you, teach you

All about love, yeah,

Sit yourself down, take a seat

All you gotta do is repeat after me

A B C,  

It’s easy as 1 2 3,

Simple as Do re mi, 

A B C, 1 2 3

Baby you and me, yeah!

 

Reading, writing, arithmetic

Are the branches of the learning tree

But without the roots of love everyday

Our education ain't complete

 

Teacher's gonna show you

How to get an "A"

How to spell "me", "you", add the two

Listen to me baby thats all you got to do

 

A B C,  

It’s easy as 1 2 3,

Simple as Do re mi, 

A B C, 1 2 3

Baby you and me, yeah!

 

Shake it, shake it baby,

Shake it, shake it baby, 

Shake it, shake it baby,

1 2 3 baby, oooh oooh

 

A B C baby, ah, ah

Do re mi baby, wow

Thats how easy love can be

 

A B C,  

It’s easy as 1 2 3,

Simple as Do re mi, 

A B C, 1 2 3

Baby you and me.

 

We are gonna teach you how to sing it out!

Come on, come on, come on, let us show you what it’s all about.

 

A B C,  

It’s easy as 1 2 3,

Simple as Do re mi, 

A B C, 1 2 3

Baby you and me!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joyful, Joyful                                 Sister Act 2

 

Joyful, Joyful

Lord, we adore Thee

God of glory

Lord of love

Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee

Hail Thee as the sun above

 

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness

Drive the dark of doubt away

Giver of immortal gladness

Fill us with the light of day

 

 

Joyful, Joyful

Lord, we adore Thee

God of glory

Lord of love

Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee

Hail Thee as the sun above

Melt the clouds of sin, sin and sadness

Drive the dark of doubt away

Drive it away

Giver of immortal gladness

Fill us

Fill us 

Fill us

with the light of day!

 

Joyful, Joyful

Learning together,

Carver Village,

Black history,

Education, Life, Love, and Family,

Friends extending our family tree.

 

We are community, Yeah, you and me!

We are community, Yeah, you and me!

We are community, Yeah, you and me!

We are community, yeah you and me!

 

Joyful, Joyful

Lord, we adore Thee

God of glory

Lord of love

Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee

Hail Thee as the sun above

Melt the clouds of sin, sin and sadness

Drive the dark of doubt away

Drive it away

Giver of immortal gladness

 

Fill us

Fill us 

Fill us

with the light of day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Got a Feeling                                       Black Eyed Peas

I got a feeling

That tonight's gonna be a good night

That tonight's gonna be a good night

That tonight's gonna be a good, good night

 

a feeling

That tonight's gonna be a good night

That tonight's gonna be a good night

That tonight's gonna be a good, good night

 

Welcome to Carver, let's live it up!

We’re up here singing, so listen up!

We’re gonna smash it, like “Oh my gosh!”

Jump out that seat, let's kick it, off

 

I know that we’re having a ball

That today is a special day for us all.

We feel energized and are letting it go,

As we sing and we dance and we put on a show.

 

Fill up my cup, hip hip hurray,

Look at us dancin’ on this fine day.

Let's paint the town, we'll shut it down

Let's raise the roof, and then we'll do it again

 

Let's do it, let's do it, let's do it, let's do it

And do it, do it, do it, do it, 

Let's live it up!

And do it and do it, and do it, and do it, 

Let's do it, do it, do it, do it,

Let’s live it up!

 

Here we come, here we go, we gotta rock!

Easy come, easy go, now we’re on top!

 

Feel the shock, Body rock, rock it, don't stop!

 

Round and round, up and down, around the clock!

 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Friday, Saturday, Saturday to Sunday

 

Get, get, get, get, get with us, 

You know what we say,

Party every day,

P-p-p-party every day!

 

I got a feeling (woo-hoo)

That tonight's gonna be a good night

That tonight's gonna be a good night

That tonight's gonna be a good, good night!

 

a feeling (woo-hoo)

That tonight's gonna be a good night

That tonight's gonna be a good night

That tonight's gonna be a good, good night!

 

(Woo-hoo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We Are the World                               Various Artists

There comes a time

When we heed a certain call

When the world must come together as one

There are people dying

Oh, and it's time to lend a hand

to life, the greatest gift of all

We can't go on

Pretending day-by-day

That someone, somewhere soon make a change

We're all a part of a great big family

And the truth, you know, love is all we need

We are the world

We are the children

We are the ones who make a brighter day, so let's start giving

There's a choice we're making

We're saving our own lives

It's true we'll make a better day, just you and me

 

When you’re down and out,

There seems no hope at all,

But if you just believe,

There’s no way we can fall.

 

Well, well, let’s realize, change can only come,

When we stand together as one.

 

We are the world

We are the children

We are the ones who make a brighter day, so let's start giving

There's a choice we're making

We're saving our own lives

It's true we'll make a better day, just you and me

It's true we'll make a better day, just you and me

It's true we'll make a better day, just you and me

 

Songwriters: Michael Jackson / Lionel Richie

 

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Johnny B. Goode                               Chuck Berry

 

Deep down in Louisiana close to New Orleans

Way back up in the woods among the evergreens

There stood a log cabin made of earth and wood

Where lived a country boy named Johnny B. Goode

Who never ever learned to read or write so well

But he could play a guitar just like a-ringin' a bell

Go, go

Go Johnny, go, go

Go Johnny, go, go

Go Johnny, go, go

Go Johnny, go, go

Johnny B. Goode

He used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack

Go sit beneath the tree by the railroad track

Oh, the engineers would see him sitting in the shade

Strumming with the rhythm that the drivers made

The people passing by they would stop and say

"Oh my what that little country boy could play"

Go, go

Go Johnny, go, go

Go Johnny, go, go

Go Johnny, go, go

Go Johnny, go, go

Johnny B. Goode

His mother told him "someday you will be a man

And you will be the leader of a big old band

Many people coming from miles around

To hear you play your music when the sun go down

Maybe someday your name will be in lights

Saying "Johnny B. Goode tonight"

Go, go

Go Johnny, go

Go, go, go Johnny, go

Go, go, go Johnny, go

Go, go, go Johnny, go

Go

Johnny B. Goode

"Powerful" 

Song from the TV show Empire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

People been talking about it
We won't just stand here in silence
Can't stop the fire from rising
From rising
Oh, oh

People don't you be afraid
So many innocent's slain
This is an era for change
Change

And Malcolm's probably turning in his grave
Every shade was beautifully made

And Powerful
There's so much strength in you and me
Powerful
A breath away from victory
I matter
You matter
We matter, All
I matter
You matter
We matter, All
Powerful, powerful

I see a colorful future,

Where skin don't define any human,

And stars are the only thing shooting,

Shooting,

Mothers who bury their child,

How can we sit there and hide,

Change comes when all take a stand

Now stand up, stand up.

Martin's speech still echoes in my brain,

Every shade is beautifully made,

And Powerful,

There's so much strength in you and me,

Powerful,

A breath away from victory,

I matter,

You matter,

We matter all,

I matter,

You matter,

We matter all,

Powerful,

Powerful,

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh....

Powerful,

There's so much strength in you and me,

Powerful, 

A breath away from victory,

I matter,

You matter,

We matter all,

I matter,

You matter,

We matter all,

Powerful,

Powerful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Son de la loma

Mama yo quiero saber
De donde son los cantantes
Que los encuentro muy galantes
Y los quiero conocer
Con sus trovas fascinantes
Que me las quiero aprender

la la la, la la, la la, la la la la la la la...


Mama yo quiero saber
De donde son los cantantes
Que los encuentro muy galantes
Y los quiero conocer
Con sus trovas fascinantes
Que me las quiero aprender

 

la la la, la la, la la, la la la la la la la...


De donde seran?
Seran de Cuba?
Seran de Mexico?

Seran de Honduras?

Seran de Guatemala?

Seran de El Salvador?

Seran de Nicaragua?

Seran de San Francisco?
Tierra soberana?


Son de la loma
Y cantan en llano
Ya veras
Tu veras


Mama, ellos son de la loma
Mama, ellos cantan en llano
Mama, ellos son de la loma
Mama, ellos cantan en llano
Mama, ellos son de la loma

Mama, ellos cantan en llano
 

la la la, la la, la la, la la la la la la la...

En español

 

En español nosotros

tenemos cinco vocales

A-A-A, E-E-E, I, O, U.

Cuando nosotros ponemos

las vocales con consonantes

se forman silabas, silabas.

m con a es ma como "mama"

m con e es me como "mesa"

m con i es mi como "mio"        y 

m con o es mo como "mono"   y

m con u es mu como "muñeca."

En español nosotros

tenemos cinco vocales

A-A-A, E-E-E, I, O, U.

Cuando nosotros ponemos

las vocales con consonantes

se forman silabas, silabas.

p con a es pa como "papa"

p con e es pe como "pelo"

p con i es pi como "piñata"        y

p con o es po como "pollo"        y

p con u es pu como "pupusa."

En español nosotros

tenemos cinco vocales

A-A-A, E-E-E, I, O, U.

Cuando nosotros ponemos

las vocales con consonantes

se forman silabas, silabas.

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