Abraham Lincoln

words and music by David Kerner                                                

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Abraham Lincoln

Got me to think'in

How every person is born to be free

He delivered his proclamation

That brought about the emancipation

To end this nation's scourge of slavery.


Born in 1809 in frontier Kentucky

This world you know it sure was lucky

To see Abe Lincoln walk across its stage.

From his youth he loved to read and to share a good joke

He worked hard in the fields and on a river boat

And he grew up to be a great leader and a sage.


Well acquainted with hardship and sorrow

Why the righteous suffer, everybody would like to know

But Abraham he persevered

There was one tough man behind that beard

And his heart, with kindness overflowed ...


Abraham, Abraham

He saw what was fly'in and he took a stand

To uphold human rights and dignity

He saved the union but he paid the price

Some dirty little coward went and took his life

Now his soul shines bright for all eternity.