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Thread #17760   Message #562822
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
01-Oct-01 - 04:54 PM
Thread Name: Origins/Meaning: Follow the Drinking Gourd
Subject: RE: Help: Follow the Drinking Gourd meanings
Here's a Spirituals bibliography which looks useful enough. And here is another

One thing struck me looking at that first version Parks gave -

Foller the drinkin' gou'd,
Foller the drinkin' gou'd;
No one know, the wise man say,
"Foller the drinkin' gou'd."

- it sounds like a fragment of a Christmas Carol, wise men following the star...