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Slavery is a Hard Foe to Battle, song lyrics

Song: Slavery is a Hard Foe to Battle
Lyrics: Judson Joseph Hutchinson(1) (2)

Music; Hutchinson Family (singers)(1) (2)
Year: 1855(1)
Genre: Tradional
Country: United States


I looked to the South and I looked to the West,
And I saw old Slavery a coming,
With four Northern dough facers hitched up in the front,
Driving freedom to the other side of Jordan.

CHORUS:
Then take off coats and roll up sleeves,
Slavery is a hard foe to battle;
Then take off coats and roll up sleeves,
O, Slavery is a hard foes to battle.
I believe.

Slavery and Freedom they both had a fight,
And the whole North came up behind 'em;
Hit Slavery a few knoocks with a free ballot box,
Sent it stagering to the other side of Jordan.
    Then rouse up the North, the sword unsheath,
    Slavery is a hard foe to battle!
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If I was the Legislature of these United States,
I'd settle this great question accordin';
I'd let every Slave go free over land, and on sea,
And let them have a little hope this side of Jordan.
    The rouse up the free, the sword unsheath
    Freedom is the best road to travel;

The South have their school where the masters learn to rule,
And they lord it o'er the free states accordin';
But sure they'd better quit e'er they raise the yankee grit,
And we tumble 'em over 'tother side of Jordan.
    Then wake up the North, the sword unsheath,
    Slavery is a hard foe to battle!
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But the day is drawing nigh that Slavery must die,
And evey one must do his part accordin';
Then let us all unit to give every man his right, (and woman too!)
And we'll get our pay the other side of Jordan.
    Then wake up the North, the sword unsheath,
    Freedom is the best road to travel!


Notes:

1 - Published by Horace Waters, 333 Broadway, New York

2 - Hutchinson Family Singers information.