Follow the Drinkin' Gourd

Arranger:
Moore, J. David
Composer:
Traditional
Description:
A spiritual about the underground railroad. This is a code song, a map for escaping slaves; the "Drinkin' Gourd" is the Big Dipper, which points toward the North Star and freedom. Also available for mixed voices.
Genre:
African American Tradition
Parts:
SSAA (div) a cappella with Alto solo
Time:
4:20
Words:
Traditional