Tuesday, December 2, 2014

No More Auction Block (Many Thousands Gone) lyrics & comments

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post provides lyrics and a video of the post slavery freedom song ".

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LYRICS: NO MORE AUCTION BLOCK FOR ME
No more, no more
No more auction block for me
Many thousands gone

No more driver's lash for me
No more, no more
No more driver's lash for me
Many thousands gone

No more pint of salt for me
No more, no more
No more pint of salt for me
Many thousands gone

No more auction block for me
No more, no more
No more auction block for me
Many thousands gone
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Here's some information about "No More Auction Block" from http://www.expectingrain.com/dok/div/influences.html "According to Bob Dylan, the tune of his song "Blowin' in the Wind" was based loosely on the traditional "No More Auction Blues," found on The Bootleg Series 1-3 (Note 4). The guitar part is certainly very similar, though I had listened to both songs many times without noticing the resemblance. The song, also known as "Many Thousands Gone," originated in Canada, where many blacks fled after Britain abolished slavery there in 1833, 30 years ahead of the United States.

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FEATURED YOUTUBE EXAMPLE

Paul Robeson - No More Auction Block

Nico Fournier, Published on Apr 4, 2014

Classic Folk Music from Smithsonian Folkways
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  2. Here is an early Bob Dylan version of this freedom song. Love your blog Ms. Powell.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5r4wvGQNLk

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  3. Here is an early Bob Dylan version of this freedom song. Love your blog Ms. Powell.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5r4wvGQNLk

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