“We're Gonna Move When the Spirit Says Move”


"We're gonna move when the Spirit says move (x2), Cause when the Spirit says move, Then you move with the Spirit; We're gonna move." Similarly, "We're gonna singe when the Spirit says sing." "We're gonna talk" "We're gonna march"


Listed in the Folksinger's Wordbook as a Civil Rights song, though I've met it as a sort of religious playparty. - RBW


  1. Silber-FSWB, p. 305, "We're Gonna Move When The Spirit Says Move" (1 text)
  2. Roud #12302
  3. BI, FSWB305


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1973