You Gotta Sing / When the Spirit Says Sing

(Raffi)

You gotta sing when the spirit says sing.
You gotta sing when the spirit says sing.
When the spirit says sing,
You gotta sing right along.
Sing when the spirit says sing.

Replace “sing” words with clap, hum, snap, swim, hush, sing, STOP.

(Or use other words.)

Listen:

With chords in the notations:

You Can’t Kill the Spirit / Like a Mountain

(by  Naomi Little Bear Morena)

Nobody can push back an ocean.
it’s gonna rise back up in waves.
And nobody can stop the wind from blowin’,
stop a mind from growin’.

Somebody may stop my voice from singing
but the song will live on and on

Refrain:

You can’t kill the spirit,
it’s like a mountain
Old and strong;
it lives on and on. 

Nobody can stop a woman from feeling
She’s gonna rise up like the sun
Somebody may change the words we’re saying
but the truth will live on and on.

(Refrain)

NOTES

https://www.riseupandsing.org/songs/cant-kill-spirit

Alt Lyrics

The 2016 video includes a new intro:

Pick your feet up everyone
Today your journey has begun
Pick your feet up everyone
Today that journey has begun

different lyrics for the 2nd verse than the original ones:

Nobody can stop a woman from feelin’
That she has to rise up like the sun
Somebody may stop my song from being sung
But the truth will live on & on

and a new “tag”:
Though the path is long, stay strong
We will carry on!
We will carry on & on & on
Lift our voice as one, sing on
We will carry on