From the recording Love Come Down

Thea Hopkins - Vox & Guitar
Noel Paul Stookey- Harmony Vox & Guitar
Tom Halter - Trumpet
Ian Kennedy - Violin
Tom Appleman - Bass

Recorded at Plaid Dog Studios
Produced by Mike Davidson

Lyrics

THE GHOST OF EMMETT TILL

In the town of Money, on the Mississippi side
Sharecroppers, cotton patches, magnolia skies
Deep in this delta, more than sixty years ago
A boy was murdered down the road

CH: The ghost of Emmett Till walks across this land
Still waiting for America to take his hand

Out on the delta, there was no moonlight
When Emmett Till was taken from his bed that night
For whistling at a white girl, on a summer day
A fourteen year old black boy, would end up in a grave

CH: The ghost of Emmett Till walks across this land
Still waiting for America to take his hand

The Tallahatchie River where he was found
Those waters are still rolling, they feed this ground
You can get away with murder, in this country still
If the boy looks like Emmett Till

CH: The ghost of Emmett Till walks across this land
Still waiting for America to take his hand

© 2018 Thea Hopkins