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In Those Cruel Slavery Days, song lyrics

Song: In Those Cruel Slavery Days
Lyrics: Fields Ward

Music: Fields Ward
Year: 1929
Genre: Bluegrass
Country: USA


On the day that ol' Marster died,
All the darkies stood and cried.
Those agonizing cruel slavery days,
For they knew we would be sold,
for the silver and the gold.
In those agonizing cruel slavery days.
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Oh, They sold my brother Sam,
To a man from Alabam',
My sister went to Georgia far away.
Then they broke my heart for life,
when they sold my darlin' wife.
In those agonizing cruel slavery days.

In that ol' Virginia State,
Where they made us separate.
In those agonizing cruel slavery days.
Well they broke the old man's heart,
when they said we had to part.
In those agonizing cruel slavery days.
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When I'm all alone at night,
and the fire is burning bright.
And I think of happy days of long ago,
When us darkies all would sing,
and the banjos they would ring.
In those agonizing cruel slavery days.

When our work on earth is done,
and we gather one by one.
In that land where all tears are washed away,
There we'll need to part no more,
on that beautiful golden shore.
Where there will never be no cruel slavery days.


Notes:

1 - Fields Ward, born January 23, 1911 in Buck Mountain, Grayson County, Virginia. He died in 1987. His family were all musicians.