Monday, February 2, 2015

Oh Freedom (Civil Rights Song Lyrics & Videos)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post provides lyrics and videos of the civil rights song "Oh Freedom"

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LYRICS: OH FREEDOM [civil rights song]
Oh-o freedom
Oh-o freedom
Oh freedom over me,
(Over me.)
And before I be a slave
I'll be buried in my grave.
And go home to my Lord and be free.
(and be free.)

No segregation
No segregation
No more segregation
Over me
(Over me)
And before I be a slave
I'll be buried in my grave.
And go home to my Lord and be free.
(and be free.)

No more weepin
No more weepin
No more weepin
Over me
(Over me)
And before I be a slave
I'll be buried in my grave.
And go home to my Lord and be free.
(and be free.)

[Continue in that pattern and end with the first verse.]

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FEATURED YOUTUBE EXAMPLES

Example #1: Joan Baez - Oh, Freedom (Live 1966)

ClarenceOlsen1, Uploaded on Dec 9, 2007

Life without freedom is not life.

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Example #2: Oh Freedom!

swflprof, Uploaded on May 2, 2008

A Negro Spiritual with pictures from the Library of Congress and National Archives. I decided on this Spiritual after researching the National Archives for photographs of Slavery. This is a topic I felt should not be ignored, nor exploited, rather remembered lest we repeat history.
-snip-
Since the referent for Black Americans was changed from "Negro" to "African Americans" by at least the early 1970s, I prefer to use the phrase "African American spirituals".

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Example #3: Oh Freedom! - The Golden Gospel Singers (Lyrics in Description)

Mackenzie's YouTube, Published on Dec 12, 2013

One of the best Civil Rights songs
Featured recently in an episode of American Horror Story: Coven
[The lyrics given in the summary are very similar to those given above.]

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