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)
KEYWORDS: slavery freedom
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar) US(SE)
REFERENCES (15 citations):
Allen/Ware/Garrison, p. 45, (no title; filed with "Hail Mary" on the basis of the tune); p. 48, "Many Thousand Go" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Dett, p. 233, "No More Auction Block (Many Thousand Gone)" (1 text, 1 tune; p. 95 in the 1901 edition)
Joyner, p. 94, "Many Thousand Gone" (1 text, 1 tune, clearly this although it does not mention the auction block)
Fowke/Johnston, pp. 30-31, "Auction Block" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton/Senior, pp. 279, "Auction Block" (1 text, 1 tune)
Scott-BoA, pp. 238-239, "Many Thousand Gone" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-CivWarFull, p. 296, "May Thousand Gone" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-CivWarAbbr, p. 71, "Many Thousand Gone" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-ABFS, p. 577, "Many T'ousand Go" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-FSNA 238, "Many Thousands Gone" (1 text, 1 tune)
Arnett, p. 83, "Many Thousand Go" (1 text, 1 tune)
Greenway-AFP, pp. 101-102, "Many Thousand Gone" (1 text, 1 tune)
Darling-NAS, pp. 353-354, "Many Thousand Go (No More Auction Block)" (1 text)
Fireside, p. 187, "Many Thousan' Gone" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 296, "Many Thousand Gone" (1 text)

ST FJ030 (Partial)
Roud #3348
RECORDINGS:
Pete Seeger, "No More Auction Block" (on PeteSeeger31)
File: FJ030

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