Who Sang I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free? Nina Simone

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Some other versions of "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free"
Credits
release date: 1967
length: 3:09
Richard lamb, william taylor

And I wish I knew how
It would feel to be free
I wish that I could break
All the chains holding me
I wish I could say
All the things that I’d like to say
Say ’em loud say ’em clear
For the whole round world to hear
I wish I could share
All the love that’s in my heart
Remove every doubt
It keeps us apart
And I wish you could know
What it means to be me
Then you’d see and agree
Every man should be free

I wish I could live

Like I’m longin’ to live
I wish I could give
What I’m longin’ to give
And I wish I could do
All the things I’d like to do
You know they’ll still miss part of you
Yes sir...
And I’m way way over due

I wish I could be like a bird up in the sky
How sweet it would be
If I found out I could fly
So long to my song
And look down upon ihe sea
And I sing because I know
I would see you
I sing because I know
I would see you
And I sing because I know
I would see you
To be free yea



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 It Be's That Way Sometime
  • 2 The Look of Love
  • 3 Go to Hell
  • 4 Love O' Love
  • 5 Cherish
  • 6 I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free
  • 7 Turn Me On
  • 8 Turning Point
  • 9 Some Say
  • 10 Consummation

  • Album Information
    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin