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558. Oh, freedom, oh, freedom, oh freedom over me!

1 Oh, freedom, oh, freedom,
oh, freedom over me!

An’ befo’ I’d be a slave,
I’ll be buried in my grave,
an’ go home to my Lord an’ be free.

2 No mo’ moanin’, no mo’ moanin’,
no mo’ moanin’ over me! [Refrain]

3 No mo’ weepin’, no mo’ weepin’,
no mo’ weepin’ over me! [Refrain]

4 There’ll be shoutin’, there’ll be shoutin’,
there’ll be shoutin’ over me! [Refrain]

5 There’ll be singin’, there’ll be singin’,
there’ll be singin’ over me! [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Oh, freedom, oh, freedom, oh freedom over me!
Refrain First Line: An 'befo' I'd be a slave, I'll be buried in my grave
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Publication Date: 2010
Topic: General Hymns: The Christian Life
Source: African-American spiritual
Tune Information
Arranger: Carl Haywood, 1949-
Meter: Irregular
Key: G Major
Source: African-American spiritual; Arrangement: The Haywood Collection of Negor Spirituals
Copyright: Arrangement © 1992 Carl Haywood

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