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The song is her response to the murder of Medgar Evers in Mississippi; and the bombing of a church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four black children. On the recording she cynically announces the song as "a show tune, but the show hasn't been written for it yet." The song begins jauntily, with a show tune feel, but demonstrates its political focus early on with its refrain "Alabama's got me so upset, Tennessee's made me lose my rest, and everybody… read more

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  • Avatar for davidbowiegirl
    Powerful song
  • Avatar for GazGod
    Everybody knows about Michael Jackson...
  • Avatar for UmiNoUta
    Goddam this song. KEEP ON SAYIN', "GO SLOW"
  • Avatar for moanin
    MS SIMONE WAS ONE INTENSE LADY,THIS IS SUCH A POWERFUL SONG GODDAM!!!! R I P
  • Avatar for DM09
    black power!
  • Avatar for KhaliMar
    "All I want is equality for my sister, my brother, my people and me"
  • Avatar for PRagdoll
    I betcha thought I was kidding ya, didn't you? [2]
  • Avatar for blakbyrd76
    NINA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Avatar for AndoDoug
    Nina on the song's origins: "At first I gathered some materials to make a gun. I was going to take one of them out, and I didn't care who it was. Then my husband said, 'Nina, you can't kill anyone. You are a musician. Do what you do.'" Gathering materials to make a gun? Note that Simone suffered from bipolar disorder all her adult life and that she once made headlines for shooting and wounding a neighbor with a BB gun when his laughter disturbed her concentration. She also fired a gun at a record company executive who she accused of stealing royalties.
  • Avatar for Elena_Rybak
    Strong Lady. Strong Song. Thank you Nina!

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