Donny Hathaway:To Be Young, Gifted And Black Lyrics

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To Be Young, Gifted, And Black

This song is by Donny Hathaway and appears on the album Everything Is Everything (1970) and on the compilation album A Donny Hathaway Collection (1990).

This song is a cover of "To Be Young, Gifted and Black" by Nina Simone.
To be young, gifted, and black
Oh what a lovely precious dream
To be young, gifted, and black
Open your heart to what I mean, to what I mean

Cause you know
In the whole wide world
There's a million, a million boys and girls
Who are young, gifted, gifted, and black...and its sho'nuff where its at

To be young, gifted, and black
We must begin to tell our young
That there's a whole world, a whole world waiting for you

Haven't you heard the quest has just begun

Don't you know the joy, the joy, the joy of the today
Is the day that we all.....that we all be proud to say
That we are young..., gifted..., gifted and black.. and its sho'nuff where its at