I Shall Not Be Moved

For the book of poetry by Maya Angelou, see I Shall Not Be Moved (poetry).

"I Shall Not Be Moved" is an African American spiritual. The song describes how the singer "shall not be moved" because of their faith in God. Secularly, as "We Shall Not Be Moved" it gained popularity as a Civil Rights Movement, protest, and union song.[1]

In Great Britain in the 1980s the song was attributed to popular British wrestler Big Daddy as his walk-on music which would be greeted by cheers from the fans. "We Shall Not Be Moved" is sung at home matches by supporters of Leicester City Football Club in England's Premier League of Association Football.[2] [3]

Recorded versions

Among others, the following artists recorded I Shall Not Be Moved:


  1. Wells, Robert V. (2009). Life flows on in endless song: folk songs and American history. University of Illinois Press. p. 95. ISBN 978-0-252-07650-3.
  2. James, Stuart (17 April 2016). "Leicester supporters ride emotional roller coaster with title in sight". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  3. "Watford 0 Leicester 1. We shall not be moved!". YouTube. 5 March 2016. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  4. Complete Recorded Works (1929-1936).
  5. Charley Patton - Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2, late November/early December 1929.

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