Interview with Rachel Nelson West
QUESTION 5
INTERVIEWER:

COME ON.

West:

…songs always seems like it just touches people you know because it was so much, some like spiritual songs you know. I'd say the main song we used to sing was "Come by here Lord, Come by here." And this is where we get the title from Selma lord, from this particular freedom song. And we was asking the Lord to please help Selma, "Selma Lord, Selma." The song goes like this:

Come by here my Lord, Come by here,
Come by here my Lord, come by here.
Come by here my Lord, come by here.
Oh Lord, come by here.
Selma needs you Lord, come by here.
Selma needs you Lord, come by here.
Selma needs you Lord, come by here.
Oh, Lord, come by here.

At this particular time, Selma did need the Lord. Um…