The Experience of a Slave in South Carolina
Passmore & Alabaster, 1862 - 48 páginas
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THE NEGRO SONGS . I FEAR that this chapter will prove to many rather
uninteresting ; but at the same time , there are many who , I am quite sure , would
wish to know what are the songs with which the negroes beguile their leisure
Our hymns were all we could get of real spiritual food , and yet they were blest by
God to the conversion of many , and to the * rosen , probably a corruption of risen
. building up of his saints . “ Truly out of THE NEGRO SONGS . 37.
After we had sung one of these songs , we would kneel down , and one of us
would offer prayer , and then we would spring up and strike up a new song - -
one of joy and gladness :“ Oh , what a happy day When the Christian people
... them ; and why , because it takes a rough to catch a rough , and he is afraid
they will steal his cotton , as he got other master ' s THE NEGRO SONGS . 39.
... Ye blood - bounds go back to your lair ; May a free northern soil soon give
freedom to all , Who shall breathe in its pure mountain air . O God , speed , & c .
THE BEREAVED MOTHER . AIR - Kathleen O ' More ANTI - SLAVERY SONGS .