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Sea Green Singers - Harriet Tubman - lyric and score
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  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,
Seeking every lost and found, Setting those free who once were bound.
Somehow my heart was growing weaker, I fell by the wayside's sinking sand.
Firmly did this lady stand, Lifted me up and took my hand.

Who are those children dressed in red? They must be the ones that Moses led.
Structure: verse 1, chorus, verse 2, chorus, coda



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 and women.
Frederick Douglass often worked with her and admired her, writing,

'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.'