DRINKING GOURD SONG

 

Put on the earphones and listen to a midi

of the song "The Drinking Gourd".

 

Here are the words to the song:

 

Follow the drinking gourd,

Follow the drinking gourd,

For the old man is waiting

for to carry you to freedom

if you follow the drinking gourd.

 

When the sun comes back,

and the first Quail calls,

Follow the drinking gourd,

For the old man is waiting

for to carry you to freedom

If you follow the drinking gourd.

 

The riverbank will make a very good road,

The dead trees show you the way.

Left foot, peg foot traveling on,

Following the drinking gourd.

 

The river ends between two hills,

Follow the drinking gourd,

There's another river on the other side,

Follow the drinking gourd.

 

When the great big river meets the little river,

Follow the drinking gourd.

For the old man is waiting

for to carry you to freedom

If you follow the drinking gourd.