I dream a world where man No other man will scorn, Where love will bless the earth And peace its paths adorn I dream a world where all Will know sweet freedom's way, Where greed no longer saps the soul Nor avarice blights our day. A world I dream where black or white, Whatever race you be, Will share the bounties of the earth And every man is free, Where wretchedness will hang its head And joy, like a pearl, Attends the needs of all mankind- Of such I dream, my world!
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- by (James Mercer) Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967), "I dream a world" [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Cedric Adderley , "I dream a world", published 1996 [ medium voice and piano ], from Three Dreams, no. 3 [sung text not yet checked]
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