Sea Green Singers - Harriet
Tubman - lyric and score
|Harriet Tubman - Walter Robinson
arr. Kevin Hollands
1. One night I dreamed I was in slavery, 'Bout eighteen fifty was the time,
Sorrow was the only sign, Nothing around to ease my mind.
Out of the night appeared a lady, Leading a distant pilgrim band.
"First mate," she yelled, pointing her hand, "Make room on board for this young person."
Singing: Come on up, mm mm mm, I got a lifeline, Come on up to this train of mine
Come on up, mm mm mm, I got a lifeline, Come on up to this train of mine.
She said her name was Harriet Tubman, And she drove for the underground railroad.
2. Hundreds of miles we travelled onward,
Gathering slaves from town to town,
Harriet Tubman died on 13th March in 1913. Known as Moses to the more
than 300 slaves she helped find freedom, Tubman was a fighter for abolition
'The difference between us is very marked. Most that I have done and
suffered in the service of our cause has been in public, and I have
received much encouragement at every step of the way. You, on the other
hand, have labored in a private way. I have wrought in the day—you
in the night. … The midnight sky and the silent stars have been
the witnesses of your devotion to freedom and of your heroism.'