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Follow the Drinking Gourd

Traditional
  1. When the sun comes back and the first quail calls
    Follow the drinkin’ gourd
    The old man’s a-waitin’ to carry you to freedom
    Follow the drinkin’ gourd.Chorus
    Follow the drinkin’ gourd
    Follow the drinkin’ gourd
    For the old man’s a-waitin’ to carry you to freedom
    Follow the drinkin’ gourd.
  2. Now the river bank will make a mighty good road
    Dead trees will show you the way
    Left foot, peg foot traveling on just
    Follow the drinkin’ gourd.
  3. Now the river ends between two hills
    Follow the drinkin’ gourd
    There’s another river on the other side
    Just follow the drinkin’ gourd.
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