Slavery Days

DESCRIPTION: The singer recalls slavery in Virginia: "they took away my boy"; they sold his wife; at night the wind seemed to say "you people must be free"; "our souls they were tied down"; "they'll never come again... cruel slavery days"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1889 (Wehman)
KEYWORDS: grief separation slavery children wife Black(s)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Ives-Maine 9, "Slavery Days" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Wehman's [Universal Songster] Collection of 104 Songs No. 24 (New York, 1889 ("Digitized by Internet Archive")), p. 21, "The Unfortunate Lovers" (1 text)

File: IveMa09

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