Crossing Bok Chitto
A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom
Lyrics by Suzy Red, Melody and Performance by Robin Mikalunas and the Cunningham Singers

 

On the banks of Bok Chitto
I stand
And watch its muddy flow.
Beneath its surface
Stand the rocks,
A path, so I may go.


In the woods across
The river swift,
I hear this mournful song.
I join the slaves
Who come to pray
And for their freedom long.

 

Chorus:

I am bound
For the Promised Land,
Yes, I am.
I am bound
For the Promised Land.
Oh, who will come
And go with me?
I am bound
For the Promised Land.

Inspired by Crossing Bok Chitto by Tim Tingle
from Transformers, © Suzy Red, March, 2008, Lockhart, TX