Music by Richard Berry (1955)
Lyrics by Tony Sbrana (1971)
I say Pharaoh, Pharaoh, Oh baby
Let my people go! Huh
Yeah yeah yeah… (2x)
Well, the burning bush told me just the other day
That I should come over here and say
Got to get my people out of Pharaoh’s hand
And lead them on over to the promised land.
Well, all of God’s people came to the Red Sea
With Pharaoh’s army coming after me
I raised my rod, stuck it in the sand
And all of God’s people walked across dry land.
Well all of Pharaoh’s army was coming too
So what do you think that I did do?
I raised my rod and cleared my throat
And all of Pharaoh’s army did the dead man’s float.