Song of the Freedmen

DESCRIPTION: "We are coming from the cotton fields, We are coming from afar, We have left the plow... And we are going to war." The freed slaves describe all the cruelties they have left behind. Now, apparently, they are fighting for their freedom
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1864
KEYWORDS: slave freedom war Civilwar nonballad
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REFERENCES (2 citations):
Scott-BoA, pp. 240-242, "Song of the Freedmen" (1 text, 1 tune)
Arnett, pp. 80-81, "Song of the Freedmen" (1 text, 1 tune)

File: SBoA240

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