Slavery Chain Done Broke at Last

DESCRIPTION: "Slavery chain done broke at last, broke at last, broke at last... Gonna praise God till I die." The former slave describes praying to God for relief from pain and oppression. God has answered with mighty armies; "He gave me liberty."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Dett)
KEYWORDS: slave slavery freedom religious
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Dett, p. 112, "Slav'ry Chain" (1 text) (1 tune)
Silber-CivWarFull, pp. 299-300, "Slavery Chain Done Broke at Last" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-CivWarAbbr, p. 41, "Slavery Chain Done Broke at Last" (1 text, 1 tune)
Greenway-AFP, p. 102, "Slavery Chain" (1 text)
Silber-FSWB, p. 299, "Slavery Chain Done Broke At Last" (1 text)

Roud #15257
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho" (tune)
NOTES: In 1880, Samuel Butler and James Bland published "De Slavery Chains Am Broke at Last." I would not consider it the same song, although obviously the one line from one might have inspired the other. - RBW
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