Martin Luther King Music, Videos & Songs

Here’s an amazing performance of one of Mrs. Tsagalakis’ favorite songs (by James Taylor)  “Shed a Little Light”

All of our St. John Students enjoy singing this song in Music Class!

A Man Name King

Once there was a man named King, Alleluia
They called him Martin Luther King, Alleluia

King was wise and he was good. Alleluia
He believed in brotherhood. Alleluia

Now Martin’s eyes were colorblind, Alleluia
For he loved people of every kind. Alleluia

He had a dream for you and me, Alleluia
He knew that all men must be free. Alleluia

The freedom road is weary and long Alleluia
But Martin sang a freedom song Alleluia

One day Martin sang no more Alleluia
But he had change the world forever more.  Alleluia

We must keep the dream alive, Alleluia
Freedom’s song can never die. Alleluia

If we join hands it will come true, Alleluia
For freedom starts with me and you. Alleluia

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal.’

Once there was a man named King, Alleluia
They called him Martin Luther King. Alleluia

What Can One Little Person Do?
What Can One Little Me Or You Do?
What Can One Little Person Do To Help This World Go ‘Round?
One Can Help Another One
And Together We Can Get The Job Done
What Can One Little Person Do To Help This World?

  1. Harriet Tubman Was Alone – On The Darkened Road To Freedom
    But She Knew She Couldn’t Leave Her People Far Behind! Moses Stretched Out Her Hand – She Led Them To The Promised Land
    ‘Cause She Knew She Had Justice On Her Side.
  1. When Sojourner Truth Was Free, She Got Down To Her Knees
    Prayed To God To Help Her On Her Way By, With Her Voice And With Her Might, She Fought For What Was Right
    ‘Cause She Knew She Had Justice On Her Side
  1. Rosa Parks Sat On The Bus, And The Driver Said You Must – Go Back Of The Bus Or Else Be Thrown In Jail, But She Stayed and Stood Her Ground, She Brought That Old Law Down. ‘Cause She Knew She Had Justice On Her Side.
  1. Brother Martin Luther King, Told The World: “I Have A Dream” He Led This Country’s Fight For Human Rights.  We Must Fight For Liberty, Till All Of Us Are Free – To Know We Have Justice On Our Side
    One Can Help Another One.  And Together We Can Get The Job Done.  What Can One Little Person Do To Help This World?

We Shall Overcome 

We shall overcome.   We shall overcome.
We shall overcome some day
Oh deep in my heart – I do believe, that we will overcome some day.

  • We shall all be free…
  • We shall live in peace…
  • We’ll walk hand in hand..

Here’s an Example of Mrs. Tsagalakis’ Middle School Music Technology MLK Composition Projects:

Magnificent MKL History videos for Middle Schoolers: http://mlk.discoveryeducation.com

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Pat Tsagalakis

Pat Tsagalakis

It has been such a blessing to share the joy of music for more than 20 years as a Music educator at St. John School. I studied Music at the University of Michigan where I graduated with a B.M. in Vocal Performance and Arts Management. I'm so grateful to teach along side the talented Mrs. Becky Kelly engaging students in music and watching them shine! "Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth." Mark Twain