Young, Gifted and Black To be young, gifted and black
Oh what a lovely precious dream. To be young, gifted and black Open up your heart to what I mean ′Cause you know in this whole wide world There's a million, A MILLION boys and girls Who are young, gifted and black And that′s a fact! To be young, gifted and black We must begin to tell our young Don't you know there's a whole world waiting for you? Don′t you know the quest has just begun for you? Haven′t you heard that the joy- The joy! The joy of the day is That one day that we all be proud to say That we were young, gifted and black And it's sho′ 'nuff where it′s at!
Writer(s): Nina Simone, Weldon Irvine