Story Behind The Song
I am planning a cd that has as many elements in the life of America..people, places, war all in song and I hope to cover a lot of ground. so this is my choice for our Afican-Americn brother had thought to do "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" but this won out.
Maybe a song that was sung to help slaves flee north too freedom. It is suppose to come from history.
||Folk - General, Folk - Americana
||Slow (71 - 90)
|| Passive, Composed
|| Life, Universe
||1800 - 1899
Chorus.... Follow the drinking gourd -follow the drinking gourd
The old man is waiting for to carrie you to freedom..Follow the drinking gourd.
When the sun comes back and the first quail calls... follow the the drinking gourd, for the old man is waiting for to carrier you to freedom, follow the drinking gourd
Riverbed makes a mighty fine road, the dead trees will show you the way,
left foot peg foot traveling on...follow the drinking gourd.
The river ends between two hills...follow the drinking gourd, There's another river on the other side....follow the drinking gourd
I thought I heard the angels say...follow the drinking gourd, The stars in the heaven's gonna show you the way....follow the drinking gourd
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