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Subject: happy? - Mar 10 (Harriet Tubman)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 10 Mar 06 - 08:28 AM

Harriet Tubman (abolitionist, ex-slave)
died 3/10/1913
(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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