Follow the Drinking Gourd" is an African American folk song first published in 1928. The Drinking Gourd is another name for the Big Dipper asterism. Folklore has it that slaves in the United States used it as a point of reference so they would not get lost. According to legend, the song was used by a conductor of the Underground Railroad, called Peg Leg Joe, to guide some fugitive slaves. While the song may possibly refer to some lost fragment of history, the origin and context remain a mystery.
Produced by Taj Mahal. Album Shakin’ a Tailfeather. Follow the Drinking Gourd Lyrics. The riverbank makes a very good road The dead trees will show you the way Left foot, peg foot traveling on Follow the drinking gourd. The river ends between two hills Follow the drinking gourd There's another tree on the other side Follow the drinking gourd. When the great big river meets the little river Follow the drinking gourd For the old man is waiting for to carry you to freedom If you follow the drinking gourd
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Bernardine Connelly, Follow the Drinking Gourd. Originally released on VHS. Rabbit Ears Productions: Rowayton, CT, 1992. Author: Bernardine Connelly, Illustrator: Yvonne Buchanan. Narrator: Morgan Freeman, Music: Taj Mahal). Cassette and CD versions first published in 1993. Book: Simon & Schuster, New York, 1997. Other versions: book/CD combination. A version may be forthcoming from Simon & Schuster. Introduction: A quail calls in the night, bringing to mind Follow the Drinking Gourd.
Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor, producer, and narrator. Freeman won an Academy Award in 2005 for Best Supporting Actor with Million Dollar Baby (2004), and he has received Oscar nominations for his performances in Street Smart (1987), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), and Invictus (2009). He has also won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
The song 'Follow The Drinking Gourd' by Taj Mahal has a tempo of 80 beats per minute (BPM) on 'Songs for the Young at Heart'.
told by Morgan Freeman/music by Taj Mahal/illustrated by Yvonne Buchanan. A Story Of The Underground Railroad. This multi award-winning video is based on the traditional American folksong. Follow The Drinking Gourd. Celebration Of Black History Through Music, A. Free At Last.
Follow the Drinking Gourd Read by Morgan Freeman Original Music by Taj Mahal. Based on the traditional American folksong, this compelling tale recounts the daring adventures of one family’s escape from slavery by way of the Underground Railroad. This touching story captures the drama of a perilous flight to freedom. John Henry Read by Denzel Washington Original Music by B. B. King. Join John Henry, an African American hero born with a hammer in this hand, on a scenic journey from cotton country to the wilderness. There he finds men of all color working together to build a great railroad.
|1||Follow The Drinking Gourd (Narration and Music)||26:17|
|2||Time To Run||1:50|
|3||Follow The Drinking Gourd||4:23|
|4||Followin' Pegleg's Footprints||2:30|
|5||Takin' To The Woods||1:50|
|7||Waiting For My Papa To Come Home||4:00|
|9||From Now To Way Back Then||4:00|
|10||Spike Driver's Moan||3:55|
|11||Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad||3:20|