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​Hey Nellie Nellie

This song is by Bob Lind.

This song is a cover of "Hey, Nelly, Nelly" by ​Judy Collins.
Hey Nellie, Nellie, come to your window
Hey Nellie, Nellie, and look at what I see
He's riding into town on a sway-back mule
He's got a
Tall black hat and he looks like a fool
He sure is talking like he's been to school
And it's 1853

Hey Nellie, Nellie, listen what he's saying
Hey Nellie, Nellie, he says it's getting late
And he says them black folks should all be free
To walk around like you and me
He's talking about a thing he calls democracy
And it's 1858

Hey Nellie, Nellie, come to your window
Hey Nellie, Nellie, and throw me down my gun
The men are cheering and the boys are, too
They're putting on their coats of blue
I can't sit around here and talk to you
'Cause it's 1861

Hey Nellie, Nellie, come to your window
Hey Nellie, Nellie, I've come back alive
My coat of blue is stained with red
And the man in the tall black hat is dead
We sure will remember all the things he said
In 1865

Hey Nellie, Nellie, come to your window
Hey Nellie, Nellie, and look at what I see
There's white folks and colored walking side by side
They're walking in a column that's a century wide
It's still a long and a hard and a bloody ride
In 1963

Written by:

Shel Silverstein Wikipedia16, Jim Friedman