Drinking Gourd (Anonymous)

“Drinking Gourd” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Drinking Gourd” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Anonymous.
Tune: Traditional.


When the sun comes back and the first quail calls, follow the drinking gourd.
For the old man is a-waitin’ for to carry you to freedom, follow the drinking gourd.

Follow the drinking gourd, follow the drinking gourd,
For the old man is a-waitin’ for to carry you to freedom, follow the drinking gourd.

The river bank will make a mighty good road; the dead tree will show you the way.
The left foot, the peg foot, travelin’ on, follow the drinking gourd.

Follow the drinking gourd, follow the drinking gourd,
For the old man is a-waitin’ for to carry you to freedom, follow the drinking gourd.

The river ends between two hills, follow the drinking gourd.
The road to freedom’s on the other side, follow the drinking gourd.

Follow the drinking gourd, follow the drinking gourd,
For the old man is a-waitin’ for to carry you to freedom, follow the drinking gourd.


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