No More Auction Block - For Me Sweet Honey in the Rock
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 whip lash 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
This is a version of “No More Auction Block” record by Paul Robeson. The song “No More Auction Block” is a spiritual song that dates back to the United States Civil War. This song was first heard during the War as a marching song for black soldiers, and there no known original author. The lyrics of the song are very simple. They refer to things that were part of a slave’s life, and declare that the will no longer be part of the singer’s life. Unlike many of the other anti-slavery songs of the time, this song deals with the issue of slavery directly, as opposed to having a double meaning. Because of the lyrics, this song would have been primarily song by black soldiers and other freed slaves. It was especially popular among those freed slaves who fought in the Union Army. Since this was a spiritual song, it would have been mostly performed in informal settings with minimal instrumental accompaniment.  Though the song deals specifically with the issue of slavery, it continued to be a popular song. It was continually performed as blacks continued to fight for equal rights.  Traces of the melody can be found in Bob Dylan’s song “Blowing In The Wind” (Place 9).  Today many artists continue to play this song due to its historical value.  Paul Robeson began to popularize Negro spirituals in the 1920’s.  Besides having a successful career in singing, Robeson also acted.  He broke down many racial barriers in music and theater. Throughout his career he also played a large role in promoting civil rights for people all over the world.
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 No More Auction Block - For Me Sweet Honey in the Rock
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 whip lash 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
This is a version of “No More Auction Block” record by Paul Robeson. The song “No More Auction Block” is a spiritual song that dates back to the United States Civil War. This song was first heard during the War as a marching song for black soldiers, and there no known original author. The lyrics of the song are very simple. They refer to things that were part of a slave’s life, and declare that the will no longer be part of the singer’s life. Unlike many of the other anti-slavery songs of the time, this song deals with the issue of slavery directly, as opposed to having a double meaning. Because of the lyrics, this song would have been primarily song by black soldiers and other freed slaves. It was especially popular among those freed slaves who fought in the Union Army. Since this was a spiritual song, it would have been mostly performed in informal settings with minimal instrumental accompaniment.  Though the song deals specifically with the issue of slavery, it continued to be a popular song. It was continually performed as blacks continued to fight for equal rights.  Traces of the melody can be found in Bob Dylan’s song “Blowing In The Wind” (Place 9).  Today many artists continue to play this song due to its historical value.  Paul Robeson began to popularize Negro spirituals in the 1920’s.  Besides having a successful career in singing, Robeson also acted.  He broke down many racial barriers in music and theater. Throughout his career he also played a large role in promoting civil rights for people all over the world.
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