"Jesse Owens"
written by CJ Alvarez and John Henry Brophy

Jesse Owens, you're the greatest
Jesse Owens, you're the best
Jesse Owens, you're the greatest
You're better than all the rest

SHEEP
Jesse Owens was a man who ran track
He was held back, just 'cause he was black
But on the track, Jesse proved ‘em all wrong
In Berlin, Germany we start our song
The Olympics, nineteen thirty-six
He won four gold medals without gold kicks
For Hitler, man, nothin' went right
The winning team was supposed to be white
Jesse showed 'em, won his first two events
When he missed two jumps, the crowd was in suspense
Hitler was wrong, he couldn't hold him down
He was determined to rock this Nazi town

Jesse Owens, you're the greatest
Jesse Owens, you're the best
Jesse Owens, you're the greatest
You're better than all the rest

SHEEP
He won two events; Hitler couldn't stand more
He won his third gold before the Fuhrer found the door
A last minute change and he won relay gold
The young man from Alabama didn't heed what he was told
You were a hero for the little kids to see
So let's hear how it started, my man Jesse

JESSE OWENS?
Born on my father's farm– it wasn't heaven
Moved to Cleveland when I was just seven
Started runnin' track when in junior high
At twenty-one, set three records, and that's no lie
They called me Buckeye Bullet at OSU
I pumped gas just to pay my freshman dues

Jesse Owens, you're the greatest
Jesse Owens, you're the best
Jesse Owens, you're the greatest
You're better than all the rest

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