Many Thousand Gone (Auction Block)

DESCRIPTION: The freed slave rejoices to be done with abuse: "No more auction block for me... Nor more pint of salt for me... No more peck of corn for me... No more driver's lash for me..." (etc.)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1867 (Allen/Ware/Garrison-SlaveSongsUnitedStates)
KEYWORDS: slavery freedom
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar) US(SE)
REFERENCES (17 citations):
Allen/Ware/Garrison-SlaveSongsUnitedStates, p. 45, (no title; filed with "Hail Mary" on the basis of the tune); p. 48, "Many Thousand Go" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Dett/Fenner/Rathbun/Cleveland-ReligiousFolkSongsOfTheNegro-HamptonInstitute, p. 233, "No More Auction Block (Many Thousand Gone)" (1 text, 1 tune; p. 95 in the 1901 edition) [for 1893 edition, see notes]
Joyner-FolkSongInSouthCarolina, p. 94, "Many Thousand Gone" (1 text, 1 tune, clearly this although it does not mention the auction block)
Fowke/Johnston-FolkSongsOfCanada, pp. 30-31, "Auction Block" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton/Senior-TraditionalSongsOfNovaScotia, pp. 279, "Auction Block" (1 text, 1 tune)
Pottie/Ellis-FolksongsOfTheMaritimes, pp. 8-9, "Auction Block" (1 text, 1 tune)
Scott-TheBalladOfAmerica, pp. 238-239, "Many Thousand Gone" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-SongsOfTheCivilWar, p. 296, "May Thousand Gone" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-SoldierSongsAndHomeFrontBalladsOfCivilWar, p. 71, "Many Thousand Gone" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax/Lomax-AmericanBalladsAndFolkSongs, p. 577, "Many T'ousand Go" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-FolkSongsOfNorthAmerica 238, "Many Thousands Gone" (1 text, 1 tune)
Arnett-IHearAmericaSinging, p. 83, "Many Thousand Go" (1 text, 1 tune)
Greenway-AmericanFolksongsOfProtest, pp. 101-102, "Many Thousand Gone" (1 text, 1 tune)
Foner-AmericanLaborSongsOfTheNineteenthCentury, p. 95, "Many Thousand Gone" (1 text)
Darling-NewAmericanSongster, pp. 353-354, "Many Thousand Go (No More Auction Block)" (1 text)
Fireside-Book-of-Folk-Songs, p. 187, "Many Thousan' Gone" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber/Silber-FolksingersWordbook, p. 296, "Many Thousand Gone" (1 text)

ST FJ030 (Partial)
Roud #3348
Pete Seeger, "No More Auction Block" (on PeteSeeger31)
cf. "Blowin' in the Wind" (tune said to be derived from a version of this)
NOTES [57 words]: The index to the 1893 edition [of Dett/Fenner/Rathbun/Cleveland-ReligiousFolkSongsOfTheNegro-HamptonInstitute] has "Many Thousands Gone" on page 90, with the note "Fisk Jubilee Collection, by permission" (Thomas P. Fenner and Frederic G. Rathbun, Cabin and Plantation Songs (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1893)). I have not seen page 90. - BS
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