Follow the Drinking Gourd

Lyrics

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.

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.

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.

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10 Comments

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Iakayo J., Japan

24 March 2013 at 8:11pm

I love this. It makes me feel like I am Harriet Tubman and I am in like the 1990s.

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Lo, United States

19 December 2012 at 11:26pm

This song is soo cool

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Lady Gaga, United Arab Emirates

15 October 2012 at 9:51pm

love the song. it is very soothing,doing it for a school this site is great for practicing special events musicals, plays etc.

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Lily Davis, United States

28 April 2012 at 2:00am

Nice ryea.

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Ryea, United States

17 January 2012 at 12:11am

Ohh yah, it is "Wade in the Water".

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Ryea, United States

17 January 2012 at 12:08am

I learned this in music class in 4th grade. I forgot the melody and rhythm. Plus all the slaves trying to escape used this song along with Harriet Tubman with the Underground Railroad. I forgot the other song but it has to do with water so dogs don't smells you (quite clever actually). Just search on google escaping slave songs. And based on my answer I'm not an adult, I'm 11 in 6th grade.

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Julia, United States

9 September 2011 at 7:24pm

I think this song is a pretty good song so definitely keep it up here. :)

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10 May 2011 at 2:05am

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Asha Rieussec, United States

3 March 2011 at 11:11pm

Did you know Follow the Drinking Gourd is refering to following the North Star when using the Underground Railroad? Yay, it is!

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Lenlee, Colorado

11 November 2009 at 5:02am

I love songs like this yet this is the best

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