Since we're talking history, how about this from 1642 (only song lyrics from the 1970s AFAIK):

Stone walls do not a prison make
Nor Iron bars a cage
Minds innocent and quiet take
That for an hermitage
If I have freedom in my love
And in my soul am free
Angels alone that soar above
Enjoy such liberty.

Or one that has always made my heart ache - about African slaves in the US from 1927 but relating to an earlier era:

I get weary and sick of trying
I'm tired of living and scared of dying