Original Song – “One Man” (A Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)

One Man is a song about Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the fact that his dream still lives on in each one of us.  The song recounts Dr. King’s life, dream and his love for his fellow man, while emphasizing the fact that we hold the key to realizing his dream in our day.  The song is meant to be historical, symbolic, introspective and motivational – encouraging us to fulfill Dr. King’s dream through our actions each and every day.  One Man also conveys a sad perspective in reminding us how Dr. King’s brilliant life was so tragically cut short, but then the song finishes on a note of hope: “We hold the key, To the dream, Martin Luther King, Your dream lives on, Your dream lives on…”

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I recorded my original song “One Man” as a tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Set One in 1996, and this finishes up my song demos from this first set. The song reminds us that, “We hold the key, To the dream, Martin Luther King, Your dream lives on, Your dream lives on…” Enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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(Note: The chord Esus4* is simply an easier version of the standard Esus4 fingering pattern played on the guitar.  Emailed versions of these songs lose their chord alignment and formatting, so refer to the original post and/or the scanned lyric sheet as your guide!)

"One Man" - "The Dream Lives On", Collected Works Volume X, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

One Man

“The Dream Lives On”, Collected Works Volume X, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Intro:

Bmin     Esus4*     (x3)

E          Esus4*     (x2)

Lyrics:

Bmin               Esus4*

One man had a dream     (x3)

                     E      Esus4*

And he walked alone     (x2)

Bmin                   Esus4*

One man gave his life     (x3)

        E        Esus4*

For a dream     (x2)

     Bmin                  Esus4*

His life was filled with love     (x3)

                   E     Esus4*

For his fellow man     (x2)

Bmin           Esus4*

We hold the key     (x3)

          E       Esus4*

To the dream     (x2)

Bmin             Esus4*

Martin Luther King     (x3)

                        E   Esus4*

Your dream lives on     (x3)

                        E

Your dream lives on

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