Our Music Tree

by David Farrar

Our history in music 
Lies deep in our soul 
From our African roots 
To today's Rock and Roll 

We are linked to that sound 
Of the first human drum 
That would echo for miles 
No matter where it came from 

A message of beats 
That would tell a great tale 
A rhythm of vibes 
Our own musical mail 

It had a soothing affect 
For the slaves in the field 
And a outlet of magic 
With a powerful shield 

From a Rag to a Swing 
It was Jazzy at times 
Turning Blues into Funk 
And Rap into rhymes 

It was a way to seek God 
From the gospels above 
It gave groove to our dance 
And romance to our love 

We step and we move 
Foot Tapping the floor 
Our gift to the world 
With a musical score 

Our R & B sound 
Put us high on the chart 
Turning records to gold 
While serenading ones heart 

We are Hot Butter Soul 
With a Disco like treat 
An abundance of talent 
Giving Hip Hop its beat 

A tree to the past 
That will always be strong 
And a part of Black History 
Relived in a song 

Our Music Tree by David Farrar

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