And before I’d be a slave: Peace Song for 1/22/2012

“Oh Freedom (O Freedom)” is the Peace Song of the Day for January 22, 2012. You can find lyrics, chords, and resources for this song in the Rise Up Singing songbook on page 62. It’s a great song to add verses to.

The video below is a beautiful and soulful rendition, done by a young woman inspired by the music of Odetta

Some lyrics
Oh Freedom
Traditional/African American Spiritual

Oh freedom, oh freedom, oh freedom over me
And before I’d be a slave I’ll be buried in a my grave
And go home to my Lord and be free

No more killing, no more killing, no more killing over me
And before I’d be a slave I’ll be buried in a my grave
And go home to my Lord and be free

-No more crying, no more crying, no more crying over me
-There’ll be singin’, there’ll be singin’, there’ll be singin’ over me
-There’ll be peace, there’ll be peace, there’ll be peace over me

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[This Peace Song of the Day was actually first announced/posted on 1/29/2012 as part of a marathon catch-up session.]

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