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225. Oh, Freedom!

1 Oh, freedom! Oh, freedom,
Oh, freedom over me!
An’ be fo’ 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!
An’ be fo’ I’d be a slave
I’ll be buried in my grave,
An’ go home to my Lord an’ be free.

3 No mo’ weepin’, no mo’ weepin’,
no mo’ weepin’ over me!
An’ be fo’ I’d be a slave
I’ll be buried in my grave,
An’ go home to my Lord an’ be free.

4 There’ll be singin’, there’ll be singin’,
there’ll be singin’ over me!
An’ be fo’ I’d be a slave
I’ll be buried in my grave,
An’ go home to my Lord an’ be free.

5 There’ll be shoutin’, there’ll be shoutin’,
there’ll be shoutin’ over me!
An’ be fo’ I’d be a slave
’ll be buried in my grave,
An’ go home to my Lord an’ be free.

6 There’ll be prayin’, there’ll be prayin’,
there’ll be prayin’ over me!
An’ be fo’ I’d be a slave
I’ll be buried in my grave,
An’ go home to my Lord an’ be free.

Text Information
First Line: Oh, freedom! Oh, freedom
Title: Oh, Freedom!
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Hymns and Songs: Social Justice
Source: Traditional
Tune Information
Name: [Oh, freedom! Oh, freedom]
Arranger: Carl Haywood (b. 1949)
Key: G Major
Source: Negro Spiritual
Copyright: Arr. from The Haywood Collection of Negro Spiritual, © 1992



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