Martin Luther King Jr. Day Songs


Once there was a gentleman who talked about the promise man.
He reach out and took the trouble of the people in his strong black hand
He had a dream that everybody ought to hear the bells of freedom ring.
Now the people shout and sing about the dream of MLK.
Sing about the dream of MLK.
Ohh the dream ,the dream of MLK.
Sing about the dream of MLK.
In his dream he saw the people of this land walking side by side white man ,black man ,red man ,yellow man loving one another with pride.
Now he’s gone away before the day his dream became a real thing. But he’ll hear the angels sing about the dream of MLK.
Oh the dream ,the dream about MLK.
He was a man who loved peace and he found a faith and believe.
He preached that violence was wrong.
And knew the fight would be long.
He talked about a new day but he walked a dangerous way.
He knew the life of a slum but he sang we shall overcome.
Oh the dream ,the dream of MLK.


Martin Luther King was a mighty mighty man. He was a preacher and a teacher and a man of God and he loved you and me and me and you. This is a real catchy song the kids like.


Song: To The Tune Of He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands

Dr. Martin Luther King had a dream (Song three times)
He had the whole world in his dream.

He had me and you, in his dream
He had me and you, in his dream
He had me and you, in his dream
He had the whole world in his dream.


This song is sung to the tune of “Bingo”

There was a man who had a dream His name was Mar-tin Lu-ther King Mar-tin Lu-ther King Mar-tin Lu-ther King Mar-tin Lu-ther King His name was Mar-tin Lu-ther King

Doctor King, he had a dream He wanted peace for everyone P-E-A-C-E P-E-A-C-E P-E-A-C-E His name was Mar-tin Lu-ther King


Martin Luther King Poem

Let us dance, let us sing. In praise of Martin Luther King. A man of peace who stood up tall. He worked for fairness for us all. We must be kind to one another, Because he said, ‘All men are brothers.” So let us try as we dance and sing, To be like Martin Luther King.


(Children are clapping hands)

Dr. King, Dr. King, Dr. King was a civil rights leader
Dr. King Dr. king he had a dream (children take each others hands and sway back and forth)
He wanted everybody to love one another
He wanted everybody to love one another
He wanted everybody to love one another that was his dream (clapping hands)
Dr. King, Dr. King Dr. King was a civil rights leader
Dr. King Dr. King he had a dream!


 

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