RBG Allegiance

Illustrates use of Red, Black and Green flag on the album One Nation Under a Groove by Funkadelic
Cover of Funkadelic album “One Nation Under A Groove”

Never really thought about it before. The first time I ever noticed the Red, Black and Green flag was on the cover of the album “One Nation Under A Groove.” At the time the symbolism of the RBG was something I was totally oblivious to. Now, as we approach the 100th anniversary of the flag given to us by Marcus Garvey and the members of the UNIA on August 13, 1920 in the Declaration of Rights of the Negro People of the World this song takes on new relevance.

‘Bout that time
They asked me where was I going?
Ya know
I, said, well
You have to be reasonable and
So you know
I’ve never been away from home before
And, uh, besides
They gave me a good deal
And I think that, um
The United States of Africa is
You know, the nation, that
Uh, you know, I’d like to, live in
(What in the world is this boy talking about?)

Pledge RBG allegiance to Mungu
The United States of Africa
Of dey Mungu, for dey Mungu, today Mungu
Of da United States of Africa

I pledge RBG allegiance to da flag
the United States of Africa yeah yeah uhhh
Of dey Mungu, for dey Mungu, today Mungu
Of da United States of Africa

I pledge RBG allegiance to the flag
Of states, states, United States of Africa, yeah yeah uhhhh

dey Mungu for dey Mungu today Mungu

(What?)
Who?
With a united state we can fly eye eye eyiii

For if our cause was unjust
We couldn’t bring RBG to you.
So we feel that it’s a must
It is something we should do
you know ayyy

Let me take you by the hand
And spread RBG across the land
It’s not hard to understand
Headin’ for the master plan…

Pledge RBG allegiance to the flag
(Oh yeah)
The United States of Africa
Oh Yeah-Hoo
Dey do do dey Mungu
do dey Mungu

do do do

di di dididi di di di

do do do

Pardon me, but I can tell.
We know each other very well.
Take RBG and let it grow.
And then we’ll RBG some more.

di di dididi di di di

Please come one, come all to RBG.
Let your feelings, go as one.
Join this nation, you will see.
That we can make you free.
Dit-Dit de-diddy-dee-deet-dee.

Pledge a RBG allegiance to the state.
The United States of Africa.
Oh yeah ho oo oo.
Do dey, do dey Mungu?
Oh yeah.
Do dey Mungu?
Um, hm.
Do dey Mungu?

So if you just take the time.
You’ll see we need to drop a line.
When we do, I’m sure you’ll find.
That we come to free your mind.
Ho yow.

do

do do do do wow doobie doobie do do wow (8-9x)

Do you promise to redeem the whole redemption and nothing but redemption?

Go forth and redeem.

One nation under Mungu.

Think, it ain’t illegal yet.

In Mungu we trust.

One nation under Mungu.

It ain’t illegal yet.


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