The Ballad Of Nelson Mandela (flamenco style) - studio recording feat. Claudio Benito

Published by Simon Oak

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Ballad by Simon Oak, featuring Claudio Benito on Flamenco Guitar. It tells the story of the late Nelson Mandela and how the ANC organised the underground movement against the apartheid regime at Liliesleaf Farm. Melody and lyrics by Simon Oak. Arrangement: and Flamenco guitar: Claudio Benito Studio work: Brady van der Ruit. Mastered by Derek Treacy, Ireland Photo: Wikimedia Commons + edits HD mp3 download: www.balladofmandela.com Lyrics: They captured David Motsamayi * For speaking out right from his heart They locked him away on Robben Island Skin colors stricktly apart "Vir gebruik deur blankes" That sign forced you to arm Strong belief at Liliesleaf Farm In sixtythree they got you And eightteen other brave men They tried to break your spirits But it already spread cross the land "Vir gebruik deur blankes" No message caused you more harm Strong belief at Liliesleaf Farm The world in those days was divided A cold war between red, white and blue Red yelled "Free Mandela" But white and blue didn't trust you "Vir gebruik deur blankes" No politics, but a racist alarm Strong belief at Liliesleaf Farm Your wise words and those of Steve Biko Who was killed by the Walmer Police** Changed the world from the hearts of the people But still it took thirteen more years*** "Vir gebruik deur blankes" No more would this do you harm Strong belief at Liliesleaf Farm Hate can be learned by the people But love is our nature inside To educate love to our children Is our major parental plight He who conquers fear Is the brave man who rings the alarm Old belief from Liliesleaf Farm * Nelson Mandela assumed this name when he hid at Liliesleaf Farm ** on 12 September 1977 *** before Nelson Mandela was released on 11 February 1990 #Folk Ballad #Flamenco #"Nelson #Mandela" #"Claudio #Benito" #Fandango

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