Subject: happy? - Mar 10 (Harriet Tubman)|
Date: 10 Mar 06 - 08:28 AM
Harriet Tubman (abolitionist, ex-slave)
(born circa 1821)
One night I dreamed I was in slav'ry.
'Bout eighteen fifty was the time.
Sorrow was the only sign,
Nothing aroung to ease me mind.
Out of the night appeared a lady
Leading a distant pilgrim band
"Harriet Tubman," by Walter Robinson © 1978; Seeger, Carry It On;
ALSO: She is said (per 2nd People's Songbook) to have used for the Underground Railroad the following:
CHO: Wade in the water.
Wade in the water, children.
Wade in the water.
God's gonna trouble the water.
"Wade in the Water"
ALSO: Come now and stand around my deathbed
And I will sing some spirit songs
I'm my way to my greater union
Now my ninety-three years are gone.
"The Ballad of Harriet Tubman," by Woody Guthrie
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