Who Sang Go Up Moses? Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack Quiet Fire cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1971
length: 5:21
Lyrics

Go up, Moses, you been down too long
Go up, Moses, sing your freedom song
Go up, Moses, you been down too long
Go up, Moses, sing your freedom song

Blind man sees that things are wrong
Deaf man hears some funny changes
Boss man hears the people's song
Coats his lies and rearranges

Go up, Moses, you been down too long
Go up, Moses, sing your freedom song

Ain't no love and ain't no hate
Only dollars got the weight
Lift your heads and pass the plate
Sit back, just don't pay the freight

Am I clear this morning y'all
Am I clear this morning y'all
Am I clear this morning y'all
Am I clear this morning y'all
Am I clear this morning y'all
Am I clear this morning y'all

Go up, Moses, you been down too long
Go up, Moses, sing your freedom song

Go up, Moses
You been down too long
You been down too long
You been down too long

My people, let pharaoh go
You don't need him; you don't need his tricks, you don't need his trinkets
Let pharaoh go
Pharaoh doesn't want, but he needs you
My people, let pharaoh go
Without you there is no pharaoh
So all you have to do to let him go is to let him go
Just wake up tomorrow morning and say
Bye, pharaoh... Honey
You been down too long
You been down too long....

Go up, Moses, you been down too long
Go up, Moses, sing your freedom song


Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Go Up Moses
  • 2 Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • 3 Sunday and Sister Jones
  • 4 See You Then
  • 5 Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
  • 6 To Love Somebody
  • 7 Let Them Talk
  • 8 Sweet Bitter Love

  • Release information
    label: Atlantic
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin