Malvina Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems  



The Man Says Jump

Notes: words and music by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1965 Schroder Music Company, renewed 1993.


Well the man says jump,
Everybody jump,
And the man says jump,
Everybody jump,
And the man says jump,
Everybody jump.
I ain't gonna jump.

Chorus:
It's a free country,
And that I know,
And I don't mean to jump
Every time I'm told.
When the man is wrong,
I don't go along,
And I ain't gonna jump, not me.

Verse ad lib:
The man says GoÖ
The answer is no.

(Chorus)

The man says KillÖ
I don't think I will.

(Chorus)

The man says DieÖ
But I don't know why.

(Chorus)

The man says JumpÖ
I ain't gonna jump.


Malvina Reynolds songbook(s) in which the music to this song appears:
---- The Muse of Parker Street

Other place(s) where the music to this song appears:
---- Broadside No. 68 (March 1968)
---- Broadside, Vol. III (New York: Broadside Magazine, 1970), p. 81

Malvina Reynolds recording(s) on which this song is performed:
---- [none]


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