We'll Soon Be Free
DESCRIPTION: "We'll soon be free (x3), When de Lord will call us home." "My brudder, how long (x3), 'Fore we done suffering here." "It won't be long." "We'll walk de miry road Where pleasure never dies." "We'll walk de golden street." ""We'll fight for liberty."
EARLIEST DATE: 1870 (Higginson, according to Joyner)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad freedom
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Joyner, p. 93, "We'll Soon Be Free" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "My Father, How Long?" (lyrics)
cf. "Mourner, You Shall Be Free (Moanish Lady)" (lyrics)
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