pat mccaskeyHere are the lyrics to a song I wrote for MLK many years ago. The chorus was inspired by a comment by Ralph Abernathy at MLK’s eulogy.

I’ll See you in the Morning, Martin
By: Patrick McCaskey

(lyrics reprinted with permission of Pat McCaskey)

Chorus:
I’ll see you in the morning, Martin
See you when the day is done
I’ll see you in the morning, Martin
See you when the day is done

You took us to the mountaintop
From there we saw your dream
You preached to turn the other cheek
No violence in the march this week

We walked together hand-in-hand
As you led us to the promised land
You preached to turn the other cheek
No violence in the march this week

You wrote to us from Birmingham
You wrote to us from jail
You preached to turn the other cheek
No violence in the march this week

People came from the north
People came from the south
You preached to turn the other cheek
No violence in the march this week

People of every color joined in
Time passed and we’ve yet to win
You preached to turn the other cheek
No violence in the march this week