I Am Sold and Going to Georgia
DESCRIPTION: "O! When shall we poor souls be free? When shall these slavery chains be broken? I am sold and going to Georgia, Will go go along with me." The singer has lost his wife and child. He bids farewell, and says, "Go sound the jubilee."
EARLIEST DATE: 1953
KEYWORDS: slavery travel separation family
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greenway-AFP, pp. 95-96, "I Am Sold and Going to Georgia" (1 text)
Cohen-AFS1, p. 304, "I Am Sold and Going to Georgia" (1 text)
NOTES [26 words]: Greenway, for some reason, is convinced that this is of white origin. I suppose it is possible, but it clearly refers to the plight of the Black slave. - RBW
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