Slave Songs of the United States

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William Francis Allen
Cosimo, Inc., Jan 1, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 168 pages
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"It is... already becoming difficult to obtain these songs," editor WILLIAM FRANCIS ALLEN (1830-1889) wrote in the Introduction to the 1867 first edition of this extraordinary collection of "negro" spirituals. With his fellow American abolitionists LUCY MCKIM GARRISON (1842-1877) and CHARLES PICKARD WARE (1849-1921), Allen gathered songs from the post-slavery communities of Port Royal, South Carolina, to create this first published collection of African-American music. Among the 136 songs, included are: "Roll, Jordan, roll" "Blow your trumpet, Gabriel" "The Lonesome Valley" "There's a meeting here to-night" "Hunting for the Lord" "Rain fall and wet Becca Lawton" "Jesus on the Waterside" "Build a house in Paradise" and many others. A landmark work of music history, this is an essential text for anyone interested in American folk music.
 

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Contents

Northern Seaboard Slave States including Delaware Maryland Virginia and North
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Carolina 6579
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Wake up Jacob Delaware Miss Mary McKim
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Just Now Maryland Dr W A Hammond 6T 86 Shock along John Maryland D W A Hammond 6T 87 Bound the corn Sally Virginia W F A
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Sabbath has no end Virginia W F A
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dont feel weary Virginia W F A 7ft 91 The Hypocrite and the Concubine Virginia W F A
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What a trying time Virginia W F A
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Dont be weary traveller Virginia W F A
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Jacobs Ladder Florida LtCol W L Apthorp 9ft 118 Pray on Port Royal Islands C P W
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want to die likea Lazarus die Port Royal Island Mrs T 35 Ruggles
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Away down in Sunbury Georgia Lt Col Trowbridge
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Lean on the Lords side Port Royal Islands C P W
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The3e are all my Fathers children North Carolina C P W
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The Old Ship of Zion Maryland Dr Hammond Second version North Carolina Mrs Horace James
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Come along Moses North Carolina Mrs Horace James
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12T The Social Band North Carolina Mrs Horace James
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The Golden Altar North Carolina Capt G S Barton 7T 101 The Winter North Carolina Capt G S Barton
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Inland Slave States including Tennessee Arkansas and the Mississippi Eiver 8389
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The Good Old Way Nashville Mr G H Allan
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Sinner wont die no more Nashville Mr G H Allan
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Brother guide me home Memphis Tennessee W F A 8ft 108 Little children then wont you be glad 1 Helena Arkansas W F A 8T 109 Charleston Gals ...
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Eun nigger run Pine Bluff Mr B J Snow
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Miscellaneous 93113
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O brother dont get weary Florida LtCol W L Apthorp
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God got plenty o room North Carolina C P W
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You must be pure and holy Auburn New York Mr W A Baker
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Kemon Louisiana
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Caroline Louisiana Ill 134 Calinda Louisiana i Ill 135 Lolotte Louisiana
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Mnsieu Bainjo Louisiana
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Good news Member Port Royal Islands C P W
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