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The Drinking Gourd - The Rose City Singers* - Number One



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The Drinking Gourd song was supposedly used by an Underground Railroad operative to encode escape instructions and a map. These directions then enabled fleeing slaves to make their way north from Mobile, Alabama to the Ohio River and freedom. Taken at face value, the "drinking gourd" refers to the hollowed out gourd used by slaves and other rural Americans as a water dipper.

But here it is used as a code name for the Big Dipper star formation, which points to Polaris, the Pole Star, and North. In the ensuing 80 years, the Drinking Gourd played an important role in the Civil Rights and folk revival movements of the s and s, and in contemporary elementary school education. Much On The Radio - Mirjam* - In Loving Memory Of Donna the Drinking Gourd's enduring appeal derives from its perceived status as a unique, historical remnant harkening back to the pre-Civil War South — no other such map songs survive.

But re-examining the Drinking Gourd song as history rather than folklore raises many questions. And the Drinking Gourd as it appears in roughly recordings, The Drinking Gourd - The Rose City Singers* - Number One of songbooks, several award-winning children's books and many other places is surely not "traditional. Afterword, or "Is This Song 'Authentic'"? Copyright -Joel Bresler.


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  1. "Follow the Drinking Gourd" is an African American folk song first published in The Drinking Gourd is another name for the Big Dipper meztishakarlandanayaforcehammer.infoinfore has it that slaves in the United States used it as a point of reference so they would not get lost. According to legend, the song was used by a conductor of the Underground Railroad, called Peg Leg Joe, to guide some fugitive slaves.
  2. Nov 08,  · Provided to YouTube by Entertainment One Distribution US Follow The Drinking Gourd · Kim & Reggie Harris Steal Away: Songs Of The Underground Railroad ℗
  3. Jan 12,  · Provided to YouTube by CDBaby Follow the Drinking Gourd · Chris Vallillo Oh Freedom! Songs of the Civil Rights Movement ℗ Chris Vallillo Released on: Auto-generated by YouTube.
  4. Introduction. The American folksong Follow the Drinking Gourd was first published in The Drinking Gourd song was supposedly used by an Underground Railroad operative to encode escape instructions and a meztishakarlandanayaforcehammer.infoinfo directions then enabled fleeing slaves to make their way north from Mobile, Alabama to the Ohio River and freedom.
  5. Feb 24,  · This is a great traditional song. Our new desktop experience was built to be your music destination. Listen to official albums & more.
  6. Jul 02,  · This is my favorite rendition of the old American folk song Follow The Drinking Gourd. Follow The Drinking Gourd by The Steel Singers Mike Mason. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna.

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