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Lyr Add: We'll Gather on the Old Camp Ground

Q (Frank Staplin) 17 May 11 - 02:30 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: We'll Gather on the Old Camp Ground
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 17 May 11 - 02:30 PM

Lyr. Add: We'll Gather on the Old Camp Ground
Original jubilee song by Fred Lyons.

1
I'll hitch my little mule up to my old time cart
We'll gather on the old camp ground.
For early in de morn I'm going to start
We'll gather on the old camp ground.
De bad man's up in de stable loft
At night he sneaks around
De only way for to keep him off,
We'll gather on the old camp ground.

Chorus.
Den shout, shout de jubilee,
And let your voice rebound.
I'm so glad we all are free
To gather on the old camp ground.
You shout, shout de jubilee
And let your voice rebound.
I'm so glad we all are free
To gather on the old camp ground.

2
Don't you hear de darkies singing, singing over there,
We'll gather on the old camp ground.
Just hear de voices ringing in de air
We'll gather on the old camp ground.
We'll sing and talk from de old time book
So let it sweetly sound
And while de white folks stand and look
We'll gather on the old camp ground.
3
The slav'ry days are gone
The darkies now are free,
We'll gather on the old camp ground.
All de white folks round can never stop me
We'll gather on the old camp ground.
De sky am clear and de moon shines bright
And I long to put on my crown
So now I'll bid you all good-night,
We'll gather on the old camp ground.

Pub. W. F. Shaw, 1884.

From American Memory


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