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The Loving Kind Lyrics

from The Loving Kind

"The Loving Kind" is track #8 on the album The Loving Kind. It was written by Griffith, Nanci.
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They were the loving kind
She was black and he was white
In Virginia, nineteen fifty eight
They found love amongst the hate

Well, the law said they could not wed
They married anyway
The sheriff put them both in jail
Separated till they made their bail

They changed the heart of a nation
With their wedding vows
From the highest court in the land
Their union would lawfully stand

Simply Mildred and Richard
That's how they'll be remembered
They proved that love is truly blind
They were the loving kind

The Loving's lived a quiet life
In their Virginia home
And while the case worked its way through the courts
They brought three children to this world

Richard died in seventy five
Mildred kept their love alive
'Till the spring of two thousand eight
Fifty years beyond the hate

They changed the heart of a nation
With their wedding vows
From the highest court in the land
Their union would lawfully stand

Simply Mildred and Richard
That's how they'll be remembered
They proved that love is truly blind
They were the loving kind
They proved that love is truly blind
They were the loving kind

Songwriters
GRIFFITH, NANCI

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