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    THE BALLAD OF SACCO AND VANZETTI, PART ONE
    (Lyrics by Joan Baez, Music by Ennio Morricone)

    "Give to me your tired and your poor
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me."

    Blessed are the persecuted
    And blessed are the pure in heart
    Blessed are the merciful
    And blessed are the ones who mourn

    The step is hard that tears away the roots
    And says goodbye to friends and family
    The fathers and the mothers weep
    The children cannot comprehend
    But when there is a promised land
    The brave will go and others follow
    The beauty of the human spirit
    Is the will to try our dreams
    And so the masses teemed across the ocean
    To a land of peace and hope
    But no one heard a voice or saw a light
    As they were tumbled onto shore
    And none was welcomed by the echo of the phrase
    "I lift my lamp beside the golden door."

    Blessed are the persecuted
    And blessed are the pure in heart
    Blessed are the merciful
    And blessed are the ones who mourn

    © 1971, 1978 Edizioni Musicali RCA, S.p.A. (ASCAP)


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