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Juneteenth today? - got a song for it?

Mrrzy 19 Jun 02 - 03:24 PM
SharonA 20 Jun 02 - 01:07 PM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 05 Jul 02 - 02:50 AM
Mrrzy 05 Jul 02 - 11:25 AM
mg 17 Jun 04 - 04:15 PM
BK Lick 17 Jun 04 - 04:35 PM
CarolC 17 Jun 04 - 04:46 PM
Acme 17 Jun 04 - 09:12 PM
Abby Sale 18 Jun 04 - 07:13 PM
Acme 19 Jun 04 - 06:26 PM
*#1 PEASANT* 19 Jun 04 - 06:36 PM
Joe Offer 19 Jun 10 - 12:32 AM
LadyJean 19 Jun 10 - 12:39 AM
Tannywheeler 19 Jun 10 - 11:35 AM
Desert Dancer 19 Jun 10 - 12:05 PM
Young Buchan 20 Jun 10 - 05:50 AM
Tannywheeler 20 Jun 10 - 02:00 PM
Young Buchan 20 Jun 10 - 03:11 PM
GUEST,Songbob 21 Jun 10 - 01:53 PM
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Subject: Juneteenth
From: Mrrzy
Date: 19 Jun 02 - 03:24 PM

Happy Juneteenth, everybody - anybody got a song about it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Juneteenth
From: SharonA
Date: 20 Jun 02 - 01:07 PM

Perhaps one or more of these organizations would have info about songs used in Juneteenth celebrations: http://www.juneteenth.com/orgs.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Juneteenth
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 05 Jul 02 - 02:50 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Juneteenth
From: Mrrzy
Date: 05 Jul 02 - 11:25 AM

Thanks John, even if you did falsely raise my hopes!


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Subject: Juneteenth today?
From: mg
Date: 17 Jun 04 - 04:15 PM

Is it not today? Happy day. mg


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Subject: RE: Juneteenth today?
From: BK Lick
Date: 17 Jun 04 - 04:35 PM

You're a tad previous -- it's day after tomorrow. But Happy day to you too, anyway!

-- BK


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Subject: RE: Juneteenth today?
From: CarolC
Date: 17 Jun 04 - 04:46 PM

Juneteenth


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Subject: RE: Juneteenth today?
From: Acme
Date: 17 Jun 04 - 09:12 PM

Juneteenth is the 19th, on Saturday this year. Easy to remember (at least for us) because it is my ex's birthday (and usually right around Father's Day). It's a big deal in Texas, getting bigger every year.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Juneteenth today?
From: Abby Sale
Date: 18 Jun 04 - 07:13 PM

It's an offical recognized in about 14 states but not a State Holiday or day off. Any recognition or celebration is locally determined. Most places it's the nearest Saturday to June 19th (June 19th in 2004)

Texas, naturally, is more official about it than elsewhere and may retain the actual June 19 date. State institutions are closed on the 19th.


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Subject: RE: Juneteenth today?
From: Acme
Date: 19 Jun 04 - 06:26 PM

Juneteenth TODAY!


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Subject: RE: Juneteenth today?
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 19 Jun 04 - 06:36 PM

Celebrates movement of those who were slaves in the us prior to emancipation to the status of monetary slavery thus joining the
rest of us!

Another year older and deeper in debt!

I guess that spreading the debt around may be a good thing!

Someday I may be able to find out when my family way way back was enslaved....must be a time....way back in poland. Slavs=slaves
I am sure we would celebrate our freedom with a polka hop and kielbassa...

Anyway welcome aboard!
Charge it up sign it off!

Conrad


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Subject: RE: Juneteenth today?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Jun 10 - 12:32 AM

It's that time again....refresh


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Subject: RE: Juneteenth today? - got a song for it?
From: LadyJean
Date: 19 Jun 10 - 12:39 AM

Slaves in the Confederacy were freed on the first day of 1863. Slaves in Texas didn't hear about it until June 19. They've made a holiday of it ever since.


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Subject: RE: Juneteenth today? - got a song for it?
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 19 Jun 10 - 11:35 AM

Somebody asked about music for the day (a few yrs ago?). How about "Oh, Freedom". Number of recordings of it, including Hally Wood, possibly on "HW Sings Texas Folk Songs"; Stinson, early 1950s.
Sing/play anything that celebrates freedom. Tw


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Subject: RE: Juneteenth today? - got a song for it?
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 19 Jun 10 - 12:05 PM

The Center for American Folklife offered this link for Juneteenth: "Voices from the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Stories"

~ Becky in Long Beach


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Subject: RE: Juneteenth today? - got a song for it?
From: Young Buchan
Date: 20 Jun 10 - 05:50 AM

Well, obviously!

As I walked out one morning, it was on the Teenth of June;
The birds were singing in the trees, and all the flowers in bloom.
On a primrose bank I lay me down beside a crystal stream.
So deep, so deep I fell asleep and I began to dream.

I dreamed I saw a clipper ship a-floating on the tide,
With four and twenty sailor lads all for to be her guide.
On the deck was one young lad, and he much alarmed me:
'Rise up, rise up your weary hearts, for the royal sons are free.'

And when we heard of liberty, we let ourselves be known;
And were you at the meeting, boys, they held at Innisoon?
Long time, long time we've been in chains, but now at last we're free.
And if ever we're enchained again, we'll fight for liberty.'

Here's a health to the three O'Donnells; they're a credit to the name.
They're a credit to their country, boys, in honour, birth and fame.
There were two of them made clergymen all in the church of Rome;
And God himself took one of them unto his heavenly home.

Here's a health to Father William who fought at Waterloo.
He fought with the French and Spaniards the English to subdue.
He fought them with his army till he could no longer stand.
He was once the Lord Lieutenant's man, but he's now our brave clergyman.


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Subject: RE: Juneteenth today? - got a song for it?
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 20 Jun 10 - 02:00 PM

Uuhhmm--as a song to celebrate freedom, maybe. But how does a song about Irish sailors & priests relate to the day the slaves in Texas (& other Southern states) got official notice that they were free?? That's what the date signifies--June 19,1865--the day the official announcement was made by an officer in the Union Army as they re-established the fact that Texas was again(still?) a state in The Union....Tw


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Subject: RE: Juneteenth today? - got a song for it?
From: Young Buchan
Date: 20 Jun 10 - 03:11 PM

And there was me and President 35 thinking freedom was indivisible...


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Subject: RE: Juneteenth today? - got a song for it?
From: GUEST,Songbob
Date: 21 Jun 10 - 01:53 PM

I nominate "Uncle Joe's Hail Columbia" (it's in the DT) for the honor of commemorating any and all emancipations of slaves, whatever the date.

(Ignore the minstrel-stage dialect)

UNCLE JOE'S "HAIL COLUMBIA"
(Henry Clay Work)

Uncle Joe come home a singing, Hail Columby!
Glorious times de Lord is bringing, Now let me die.
Fling de chains into de ribber, Lay de burden by;
Dar is one who will delibber, Now let me die.

cho:

Ring de bells in eb'ry steeple!
Raise de Flag on high!
De Lord has come to sabe His people,
Now let me die.

Bressed days, I lib to see them, Hail Columby!
I hab drawn a breff of freedom, Now let me die.
Ninety years I bore de burden, Den He heard my cry
Standin' on de banks ob Jordan; Now let me die.

cho

Dis is what de war was brought for. Hail, Columby!
Dis is what our faders fought for. Now let me die,
Dar's an end to all dis sorrow, Comin' by and by,
Prayin for dat bressed tomorrow -- Now let me die.

cho

I hab seen de rebels beaten, Hail Columby!
I hab sen de hosts retreatin' -- Now let me die.
O! dis Union can't be broken Dar's no use to try,
No sech ting de Lord has spoken -- Now let me die.

cho

I'll go home a-singing "Glory!" Hail Columby!
Since I heard dis bressed story -- Now let me die.
'Tis de ransom ob de nation Drawin' now so nigh
'Tis de day ob full salbation! Now let me die.

cho

Published in 1865, probably in response to the end of the war and/or the 13th amendment, if not both. I love this song, though I don't do it in full minstrel dialect.

Bob


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