Harriet Tubman (Walter Robinson)

“Harriet Tubman” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Harriet Tubman” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Walter Robinson.
Tune: Walter Robinson.


One night, I dreamed I was in slavery.
’Bout 1850 was the time.
Sorrow was the only sign.
Nothing around to ease my mind.
Out of the night appeared a lady,
Leading a distant pilgrim band.
“First mate,” she yelled, pointing her hand,
“Make room aboard for this young woman.”

Saying, “Come on up.” (uh, uh, huh) “I got a lifeline.”
“Come on up to this train of mine.”
“Come on up.” (uh, uh, huh) “I got a lifeline.”
“Come on up to this train of mine.”

She said her name was Harriet Tubman
And she drove for the Underground Railroad.

Who are these children dressed in red?
They must be the ones that Moses led.
Who are these children dressed in red?
They must be the ones that Moses led.

Hundreds of miles, we traveled onward,
Gathering slaves from town to town,
Seeking every lost and found,
Setting those free that once were bound.
Somehow, my heart was growing weaker.
I fell by the wayside’s sinking sand.
Firmly, did this lady stand,
Lifted me up, and took my hand.

Saying, “Come on up.” (uh, uh, huh) “I got a lifeline.”
“Come on up to this train of mine.”
“Come on up.” (uh, uh, huh) “I got a lifeline.”
“Come on up to this train of mine.”

She said her name was Harriet Tubman
And she drove for the Underground Railroad.

Who are these children dressed in red?
They must be the ones that Moses led.
Who are these children dressed in red?
They must be the ones that Moses led.


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