Mother, Is Massa Gwine to Sell Us?

DESCRIPTION: A child asks mother whether master will sell him/her "down in Georgia." She says yes. The child tells mother "don't grieve after me ... I'll meet you in heaven"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (Dett); 1893 (see notes)
KEYWORDS: separation slavery dialog nonballad children mother
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Dett, p. 230, "Mother, Is Massa Gwine to Sell Us? (Massa Gwine to Sell us To-morrow)" (1 text, 1 tune; p. 86 in the 1901 edition) [for 1893 edition, see notes]
Roud #15237
NOTES [38 words]: The index to the 1893 edition [of Dett] has "Massa gwine to sell us to-morrow" on page 86 (Thomas P. Fenner and Frederic G. Rathbun, Cabin and Plantation Songs (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1893)). I have not seen page 86. - BS
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