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When Jackie Robinson slapped that uniform on
When Jackie Robinson pulled that jersey on
His eye was clear
His voice rang true
And the number on his back was 42

Born in Georgia
Played in the Negro Leagues
Switched to army green
In the big war overseas
Then the Big Leagues come a callin’
Said Mr. Robinson pull this on
And the number on his back was 42

42
42
Number on his back was 42
42
42
Number on his back was 42

When Jackie Robinson hung that uniform up
When Jackie Robinson lay that jersey down
His eye was clear
His voice was true
And the number on his back was 42

Born in Georgia
Played in the Negro Leagues
Switched to army green
In the big war overseas
Then the Big Leagues come a callin’
Said Mr. Robinson pull this on
And the number on his back was 42

42
42
Number on his back was 42
42
42
He wore Dodger blue
And every color of the rainbow too
42

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from Doubleheader, released July 4, 2012

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