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Thread #31227   Message #509676
Posted By: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
18-Jul-01 - 01:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Let Me Go to the Mountains (The Fureys)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Let Me Go to the Mountains',
On the Univ. Pennsylvania site, the 2nd verse at the end of the page is so similar to the version given by Wolfgang that I think there is little doubt that the poem in Sojourner Truth's Narrative is the origin of the revised song as sung by the Furies and others. The "Narrative", although written about 1850, was not published until 1878 (paperback reprints readily available). The poem was about Negro enslavement, but the theme lends itself to aboriginal confinement as well.