Who Sang To Be Young, Gifted & Black? Nina Simone

Nina Simone Gospel According to Nina Simone cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1973
Genre: Jazz
Style: Gospel
length: 3:25
Lyrics
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

In the whole world you know
There are billion boys and girls
Who are young, gifted and black,
And that's a fact!

Young, gifted and black
We must begin to tell our young
There's a world waiting for you
This is a quest that's just begun

When you feel really low
Yeah, there's a great truth you should know
When you're young, gifted and black
Your soul's intact

Young, gifted and black
How I long to know the truth
There are times when I look back
And I am haunted by my youth

Oh but my joy of today
Is that we can all be proud to say
To be young, gifted and black
Is where it's at

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Anytime, Anywhere
  • 2 Sunday In Savannah
  • 3 You Can’t Hide
  • 4 Nobody’s Fault But Mine
  • 5 To Be Young, Gifted & Black
  • 6 Brown Baby
  • 7 Sinnerman

  • Release information
    label: Stroud Productions & Enterprises Inc.
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin