FOLLOW THE DRINKIN' GOURD

Latest update on 03/02/2016

Artist: Weavers
Author: trad. arr. Lee Hays
Label: Decca
Year: 1951

Underground Railroad song to help escaped slaves find their way to freedom. The Drinking Gourd is another name for Ursa Major (The Big Dipper), the asterism by which Polaris (the North Star) can be easily located. Long as they fled in that direction they were safe.

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