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The Mighty Duke – Black Is Beautiful lyrics

A many, many, many years it took
Now we have found the natural look
A many, many, many years it took
Us to find this natural look
Suddenly out of the blue
This thing has struck like something new
Everybody young and old
Going afro telling the world

Chorus
Black is beautiful
Look at the gloss
Black is beautiful
It's the texture of course
Lift your head like me
You got to wear the colour with dignity
How it go now!
Black is beautiful
Ah say to sing it aloud
Black is beautiful
Say I'm black and proud
It's high time that we get rid of that old slave mentality.

It's quite important, simple though it seem
We have achieved what once was thought a dream
We have been imitating in the past
Now we have found our very own at last
No more hot combs to press we hair
And no more bleach creams to make us clear.
Proudly I say without pretext
No more inferiority complex
Because we know

Chorus
Black is beautiful
Look at the shine
Black is beautiful
It's yours and mine
When you walk this land
Believe you are equal to any man
How it go now!
Black is beautiful
Ah say to sing it aloud
Black is beautiful
Say I'm black and proud
It's high time that we get rid of that old slave mentality.

My brother why do you deny the fact
When someone says that you are black
Your skin is very clear, I do agree
But don't you know you're coloured just like me
There is no in between in race
One has to find his rightful place
To live a lie it's clear to me
You are ashamed of your ancestry.

Chorus
Black is beautiful
Look at the shine
Black is beautiful
It's yours and mine
Lift your head like me
You got to wear the colour with dignity
How it go now!
Black is beautiful
Ah say to sing it aloud
Black is beautiful
Say I'm black and proud
It's high time that we get rid of that old slave mentality.

I hope you don't misunderstand me none
I'm not comparing us with anyone
Just simply saying coloured though we are
Should never feel ourselves inferior
The Lord above who made the night and day
Has given both their equal parts to play
So if you are on our side
Open your mouth and shout it with pride.
How it go!

Chorus
Black is beautiful
Look at the gloss
Black is beautiful
It's the texture of course
Lift your head like me
Ah say to wear the colour with dignity
How it go now!
Black is beautiful
Ah say to sing it aloud
Black is beautiful
Say I'm black and proud
Erase completely this feeling of inferiority.



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/t/the_mighty_duke/black_is_beautiful.html

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