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[[singing]]
[[clapping on beat]]
Hallelujah

[00:00:07]
Walking and talking with my mind
Your mind stayed on freedom
Oh, singing and praying with my mind
Your mind stayed on freedom, freedom

[00:00:25]
Stayed, stayed on my mind
Your mind stayed on freedom
Hallelu, hallelu, hallelu, hallelu, halleluja

[00:00:42]
Ain't no harm in keep'n' your mind
Your mind stayed on freedom
Oh, ain't no harm in keep'n' your mind
your mind stayed on freedom, freedom

[00:00:59]
It ain't no harm in keeping your mind
Stayed on freedom
Hallelu, hallelu, hallelu, hallelu, hallelujah

[00:01:15]
Woke up this morning with my mind
Stayed on freedom
I said I woke up this morning with my mind
Stayed on freedom, freedom

[00:01:32]
Well I woke up this morning with my mind
Stayed on freedom
Hallelu, hallelu, hallelu, hallelu, hallelujah

[00:01:52]
[[shifts into different song]]
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

[00:02:11]
Ain't gonna let [[?]] [[?]] turn me around
Turn me around, turn me around
Ain't gonna let [[?]] [[?]] turn me around
I'm gonna keep on a-walkin', keep on a-talkin'
Marchin' up to freedom land

[00:02:29]
Ain't gonna let [[?]] [[?]] turn me around
Turn me around, turn me around
Ain't gonna let [[?]] [[?]] turn me around
I'm gonna keep on a-walkin', keep on a-talkin'
Marchin' up to freedom land

[00:02:47]
Ain't gonna let [[?]] [[?]] turn me around
Turn me around, turn me around
Ain't gonna let [[?]] [[?]] turn me around
I'm gonna keep on a-walkin', keep on a-talkin'
Marchin' up to freedom land

[00:03:05]
Ain't gonna let no [[water?]] turn me around
Turn me around, turn me around
Ain't gonna let no [[water?]] turn me around
I'm gonna keep on a-walkin', keep on a-talkin'
Marchin' up to freedom land

[00:03:23]
Ain't gonna let no law turn me around
Turn me around, turn me around
Ain't gonna let no law turn me around
I'm gonna keep on a-walkin', keep on a-talkin'
Marchin' up to freedom land

[00:03:40]
[[no audio]]

[00:03:42]
Turn me around
I'm gonna keep on a-walkin', keep on a-talkin'
Marchin' up to freedom land

[00:03:51]
Ain't gonna let no [[?]] turn me around
Turn me around, turn me around
Ain't gonna let no [[?]] turn me around
I'm gonna keep on a-walkin', keep on a-talkin'
Marchin' up to freedom land

[00:04:08]
Ain't gonna let no jail turn me around
Turn me around, turn me around
Ain't gonna let no jail turn me around
I'm gonna keep on a-walkin', keep on a-talkin'
Marchin' up to freedom land

[00:04:26]
Ain't gonna let no [[body?]] turn me around
Turn me around, turn me around
Ain't gonna let no [[body?]] turn me around
I'm gonna keep on a-walkin', keep on a-talkin'
Marchin' up to freedom land

[00:04:45]
Ain't gonna let no [[door?]] turn me around
Turn me around, turn me around
Ain't gonna let no [[door?]] turn me around
I'm gonna keep on a-walkin', keep on a-talkin'
Marchin' up to freedom land

[00:05:02]
Ain't gonna let no [[one?]] turn me around
Turn me around, turn me around
Ain't gonna let no [[one?]] turn me around
I'm gonna keep on a-walkin', keep on a-talkin'
Marchin' up to freedom land

[00:05:20]
Ain't gonna let no [[hole?]] turn me around
Turn me around, turn me around
Ain't gonna let no [[hole?]] turn me around
I'm gonna keep on a-walkin', keep on a-talkin'
Marchin' up to freedom land

[00:05:37]
Ain't gonna let [[?]] [[?]] turn me around
Turn me around, turn me around
Ain't gonna let [[?]] [[?]] turn me around
I'm gonna keep on a-walkin', keep on a-talkin'
Marchin' up to freedom land

[00:05:55]
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.

[00:06:14]
Well I'm on my way to freedom land, freedom land, freedom land
Well I'm on my way to freedom land
Keep on a-walkin', keep on a-talkin'
Marchin' up to freedom land
(x2)

[00:06:49]
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

[00:07:08]
Ain't gonna let no [[hunger?]] turn me around
Turn me around, turn me around
Ain't gonna let no [[hunger?]] turn me around
I'm gonna keep on a-walkin', keep on a-talkin'
Marchin' up to freedom land

[00:07:27]
Ain't gonna let [[?]] [[?]] turn me around
Turn me around, turn me around
Ain't gonna let [[?]] [[?]] turn me around
I'm gonna keep on a-walkin', keep on a-talkin'
Marchin' up to freedom land

[00:07:46]
Ain't gonna let [[?]] [[?]] turn me around
Turn me around, turn me around
Ain't gonna let [[?]] [[?]] turn me around
I'm gonna keep on a-walkin', keep on a-talkin'
Marchin' up to freedom land

[00:08:05]
Well I'm on my way to freedom land, freedom land, freedom land
Well I'm on my way to freedom land
Keep on a-walkin', keep on a-talkin'
Marchin' up to freedom land
(x2)

[00:08:45]
[[singing slows]][[shifts into different song]]
I'm on my way, I'm on my way, to freedom land, to freedom land
I'm on my way, I'm on my way to freedom land, to freedom land
I'm on my way, to freedom land, to freedom land
I'm on my way, way
Oh I'm on my way

[00:09:23]
If you don't go, if you don't go


[00:12:30]
[[shifts into different song]]
Cause
I want my freedom (x3)
Ain't a-scared of your dogs
Cause
I want my freedom (x2) now
Ain't a-scared of your dogs

[00:12:45]
Cause
I want my freedom (x3)
Ain't a-scared of your dogs
Cause
I want my freedom (x2) now
Ain't a-scared of your dogs

[00:13:03]
Cause
I want my freedom (x3)
Ain't a-scared of [[it?]] [[?]]
Cause
I want my freedom (x2) now
Ain't a-scared of [[?]] [[?]]

[00:13:22]
Cause
I want my freedom (x3)
Ain't a-scared of [[?]] [[?]]
Cause
I want my freedom (x2) now

[00:13:36]
Ain't a-scared of [[state?]] [[troopers?]]
Cause
I want my freedom (x3)
Ain't a-scared of [[state?]] [[troopers?]]
Cause
I want my freedom (x2) now


[00:13:55]
Ain't a-scared of no sticks
Cause
I want my freedom (x3)
Ain't a-scared of no sticks
Cause
I want my freedom (x2) now


[00:14:12]
Ain't a-scared of no jail
Cause
I want my freedom (x3)
Ain't a-scared of no jail
Cause
I want my freedom (x2) now

[00:14:32]
Ain't a-scared of no [[water?]]
Cause
I want my freedom (x3)
Ain't a-scared of no [[water?]]
Cause
I want my freedom (x2) now

[00:14:49]
Ain't a-scared of [[?]] [[?]]
Cause
I want my freedom (x3)
Ain't a-scared of [[?]] [[?]]
Cause
I want my freedom (x2) now

[00:15:08]
Ain't a-scared of your dogs
Cause
I want my freedom (x3)
Ain't a-scared of your dogs
Cause
I want my freedom (x2) now

[00:15:28]
Ain't a-scared of [[no?]] [[bite?]]
Cause
I want my freedom (x3)
Ain't a-scared of [[no?]] [[bite?]]
Cause
I want my freedom (x2) now


Transcription Notes:
The first song is "Woke Up This Morning" by Reverend Robert Wesby. The original lyrics say "your mind stayed on freedom", but this audio sounds more like "you gon' stay on freedom" or "you won't take our freedom". The second song is "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around". The third song is "I'm On My Way To Freedom Land". The fourth song is "Ain't Scared of Your Jails".

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