Follow the Drinkin’ Gourd

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Traditional Spiritual
SSAA w/A solo or SATB w/B solo, percussion

A “map song” for the Underground Railroad. A weary, determined march to the sound of clanking chains.

SSAA voicing published by Fresh Ayre Music
SATB voicing published by Hinshaw Music

Perusal Score (click to view)

Clear
SKU: N/A Categories: ,
1. Think I heard the angels say
Follow the drinkin’ gourd
Stars in the heaven gonna show you the way
Follow the drinkin’ gourd
2. When the sun comes back, and the first quail calls
Follow the drinkin’ gourd
For the old man is waiting just to carry you to freedom
Follow the drinkin’ gourd
Refrain:
Follow the drinkin’ gourd, follow the drinkin’ gourd
For the old man is waiting just to carry you to freedom
Follow the drinkin’ gourd
3. Well the river bank will make a mighty good road
The dead trees will show you the way
Step by step, keep a-travellin’ on
Follow the drinkin’ gourd
4. Well the river ends between two hills
Follow the drinkin’ gourd
There’s another river on the other side
Follow the drinkin’ gourd
REFRAIN
5. Follow that river till the clouds roll by
Follow the drinkin’ gourd
Keep on movin’, better look to the sky
Follow the drinkin’ gourd.
6. Left foot, peg foot, travelin’ on
Follow the drinkin’ gourd
Sleep in the holler till the daylight is gone.
Follow the drinkin’ gourd.
REFRAIN

Additional information

Voicing

Mixed, Women

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