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mg Lyr Add: Momma Oh - re trail of slaves (7) Lyr Add: Momma Oh re trail of slaves 03 Sep 19


best song i have heard in two years. greatly singable..country style. tragic story of slaves (and ex slaves) looking for family

heard it at tumbleweed festival by group named appaloosa..it is on a cd and not expensive. best to buy cd to hear tune. i do plan to do record on my cell phone..so people can get the tune but much better to get it from them.

here are words as i heard. undoubtedly needs corrections.

re trail of slaves end of civil war

i was sold to joseph brennan
he took me down to new orleans
my name then was hanna person purcell?
it is now hanna jean
it is now hanna jean

momma oh you read that good book
you got your marker and it sings the blues
momma oh you want to go and dance
i'm singing this in dead girl shoes?

momma oh you're a shooting star
drift on so fast like the poor folks do
momma oh you want to hold our hand
not a rabbit's foot nothing left to lose

i was sold to someone other
brother sam and annabelle jo
who were left without our mother
if they're alive i'd like to know

momma oh you read that good book
you got your marker and it sings the blues
momma ohyou want to go and dance
i'm singing this in dead girl shoes?

momma oh you're a shooting star
drift on so fast like the poor folks do
momma ohyou want to hold our hand
not a rabbit's foot nothing left to lose

they're all gone and i'm alone now
swept away down the trail of slaves
we can write to all the papers
praying mama ain't in her grave

momma oh you read that good book
you got your marker and it sings the blues
momma oh   you want to go and dance
i'm singing this in dead girl shoes?

momma oh you're a shooting star
drift on so fast like the poor folks do
momma oh you want to hold our hand
not a rabbit's foot nothing left to lose


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