2023 Broadway revival
Parade the Musical - Rumblin' and a Rollin Lyrics
You hear a rumblin' and a rollin'?
It's comin' down from the North.
It's comin' up through the ground,
And it's a funny ol' sound,
'Cause it's a rumblin' and a rollin'!
And I bet I know why -
See 'em on the train,
See 'em on the bus -
They never cared much about folks like us!
But now they're gonna pay attention.
Sure they gonna ask,
"Why? Why? Why?"
They gonna say, "I don't know what,
I don't know how!"
Well, they are gonna find out now.
They're gonna pay attention.
They gonna yell, "Set that man free!"
Well, they sure ain't talkin' 'bout me.
Now there's a rumblin' and a rollin'
Here come the Yankee Brigade!
They gonna come through this town -
We better keep our heads down
RILEY & NEWT LEE:
We better start mumblin' and shufflin':
We better polish our smiles.
Old Black Joe at your service,
Won't do nothin' that'll make you nervous.
Won't do nothin' worth a look or a mention
And they won't never pay attention!
They never say,
"My! My! My!"
They gonna say,
"Bring me my boots!"
"Bring me my tea!"
I betcha thought the slaves were free:
Mister Frank, good for you.
Lotta folks comin' to get you through.
Mister Frank, ain't that grand?
Lotta folks comin' to take a stand.
Mister Frank, knock on wood.
It ain't gonna do you no goddamn good!
I can tell you this, as a matter of fact,
That the local hotels wouldn't be so packed
If a little black girl had gotten attacked.
NEWT LEE, RILEY & ANGELA:
Go on, go on, go on, go on:
They're comin', they're comin' now, yessirree!
'Cause a white man gonna get hung, you see.
CONLEY, RILEY & NEWT LEE:
There's a black man swingin' in ev'ry tree
But they don't never pay attention!
They never say, "Why? Why? Why?"
But if a Yankee boy flies:
ANGELA & CONLEY:
They gonna pay attention!
They gonna yell "Set that man free!"
Dee dee dee dee dee dee dee:
NEWT LEE, RILEY & ANGELA:
Oh, there'll be a rumblin' and a rollin', yeah
There'll be a rumblin' and a rollin', yeah
Review: Parade the Musical Lyrics
Rumblin' and a Rollin Lyrics Parade the Musical
Parade the Musical Lyrics
The Old Red Hills of Home
The Dream of Atlanta
How Can I Call This Home?
The Picture Show
Leo At Work/ What Am I Waiting For?
I Am Trying to Remember...
There is a Fountain/ It Don't Make Sense
Real Big News
You Don't Know This Man
The Trial: Hammer of Justice
Twenty Miles From Marietta
Factory Girls/ Come Up to My Office
My Child Will Forgive Me
That's What He Said
It's Hard to Speak My Heart
Closing Statements and Verdict
Rumblin' and a Rollin
Do It Alone
This Is Not Over Yet
Blues: Feel the Rain Fall
Where Will You Stand When the Flood Comes?
All the Wasted Time