Sophists' Almanac

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Spirituals - 黒人霊歌

Spirituals (黒人霊歌)

 

 James Hopkinson's Plantation. Planting sweet potatoes. ca. 1862/63

 

① Go Down Moses

 

When Israel was in Egypt's land
Let my people go
Oppress'd so hard they could not stand
Let my People go

Go down, Moses
Way down in Egypt's land
Tell old Pharaoh
Let my people go

 

② Steal Away To Jesus

 

Steal away, steal away, steal away to Jesus
Steal away, steal away home
I ain't got long to stay here

My Lord, He calls me
He calls me by the thunder
The trumpet sounds within-a my soul
I ain't got long to stay here

Green trees are bending
Po' sinner stand a-trembling
The trumpet sounds within-a my soul
I ain't got long to stay here

 

③ Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

 

Swing low, sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me home
Swing low, sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me home

I looked over Jordan, and what did I see?
(Coming for to carry me home)
I saw a band of angels coming after me
(Coming for to carry me home)

 

If you get back to heaven before I do
(Coming for to carry me home)
You'll tell all my friends, I'll be coming there too
(Coming for to carry me home)