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American Negro Songs: 230 Folk Songs and Spirituals, Religious and Secular (1940)

by John W. Work

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1. ORIGINS

  O I'm gonna sing, gonna sing
  Gonna sing all 'long the way,
  O I'm gonna sing, gonna sing
  Gonna sing all 'long the way,
 

The folk song of the American Negro has not experienced the long unhindered growth common to the great body of folk songs of other people.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486402711, Paperback)

This historical and critical survey discusses the lyric significance of such songs as Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Steal Away to Jesus, and others. In addition, the words and music for 230 songs appear, including You May Bury Me in the East, Rock of Ages, Go Tell It on the Mountain, and many more.

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This historical and critical survey discusses the lyric significance of such songs as Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Steal Away to Jesus, and others. In addition, the words and music for 230 songs appear, including You May Bury Me in the East, Rock of Ages, Go Tell It on the Mountain, and many more.… (more)

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