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Oh Freedom! - The Golden Gospel Singers (Lyrics in Description)
Oh Freedom! - The Golden Gospel Singers (Lyrics in Description)
Published: 2013/12/13
Channel: Mackenzie's YouTube
The Golden Gospel Singers - Oh Freedom!
The Golden Gospel Singers - Oh Freedom!
Published: 2013/12/12
Channel: Devitra Suga
Harry Belafonte - Oh Freedom
Harry Belafonte - Oh Freedom
Published: 2011/09/18
Channel: BalticSeaChris
Oh Freedom- Tribute to the struggle of our People
Oh Freedom- Tribute to the struggle of our People
Published: 2013/12/22
Channel: adinaebonypanther
"Oh, Freedom" - Chester Children
"Oh, Freedom" - Chester Children's Chorus
Published: 2011/08/12
Channel: CheChiChorus
"Oh Freedom" Fellowship Chorale
"Oh Freedom" Fellowship Chorale
Published: 2013/02/12
Channel: Inside FBCG
The Lennerockers & Friends - Oh freedom
The Lennerockers & Friends - Oh freedom
Published: 2016/12/10
Channel: Elmar Naumann
Chris Rice - O Freedom
Chris Rice - O Freedom
Published: 2014/07/29
Channel: ChrisRiceVEVO
Oh Freedom
Oh Freedom
Published: 2016/02/18
Channel: CBC Music
Voices United Choir - Oh Freedom
Voices United Choir - Oh Freedom
Published: 2014/05/26
Channel: Salma Ely
Oh Freedom - Golden Gospel Singers
Oh Freedom - Golden Gospel Singers
Published: 2013/12/12
Channel: chr1stw
Oh Freedom - Stanford Talisman Gala 2017
Oh Freedom - Stanford Talisman Gala 2017
Published: 2017/05/03
Channel: Stanford Talisman
Oh, Freedom
Oh, Freedom
Published: 2010/12/03
Channel: lanningck
마커스워십 - 오 자유 (소진영 인도) Oh freedom
마커스워십 - 오 자유 (소진영 인도) Oh freedom
Published: 2017/04/01
Channel: MARKERS WORSHIP
Oh Freedom by: Sounds Of Destiny at the 2012 Black History Celebration
Oh Freedom by: Sounds Of Destiny at the 2012 Black History Celebration
Published: 2012/10/02
Channel: TheSoundsOfDestiny
American Horror Story
American Horror Story ''Coven'' - Oh Freedom!
Published: 2016/05/26
Channel: Queso Vasquez
Oh freedom
Oh freedom
Published: 2010/04/25
Channel: denis jacquiau
Shirley Verrett, operatic star, sings "Oh Freedom"
Shirley Verrett, operatic star, sings "Oh Freedom"
Published: 2009/10/29
Channel: foropera
Joan Baez - Oh freedom
Joan Baez - Oh freedom
Published: 2011/02/27
Channel: bbaaeezz
Chris Rice - O Freedom
Chris Rice - O Freedom
Published: 2013/06/02
Channel: MrPGSalt
The CCC
The CCC's 2015 Oh Freedom with Brass
Published: 2016/03/16
Channel: CheChiChorus
Oh freedom (soprano)
Oh freedom (soprano)
Published: 2014/01/30
Channel: harrygotdue
American Horror Story Coven - Oh Freedom! Scene
American Horror Story Coven - Oh Freedom! Scene
Published: 2013/12/13
Channel: Rafael A.
AMERICAN HORROR STORY 3X09 "OH, FREEDOM" SCENE
AMERICAN HORROR STORY 3X09 "OH, FREEDOM" SCENE
Published: 2013/12/12
Channel: Florence Geoffroy
The Golden Gospel Singers – Oh Freedom!
The Golden Gospel Singers – Oh Freedom!
Published: 2015/02/14
Channel: Лена Франк
OH FREEDOM - By: Mr. Aaron Neville
OH FREEDOM - By: Mr. Aaron Neville
Published: 2011/11/11
Channel: Marie José
O Freedom (Negro Spiritual)
O Freedom (Negro Spiritual)
Published: 2014/04/18
Channel: divaslair
Oh Freedom
Oh Freedom
Published: 2013/12/03
Channel: hdstoker
Oh Freedom - Hollis Watkins
Oh Freedom - Hollis Watkins
Published: 2017/02/12
Channel: kenneth anderson
Oh Freedom by TRILLS Lyrics || From The Soundrack of Suffragette
Oh Freedom by TRILLS Lyrics || From The Soundrack of Suffragette
Published: 2016/02/07
Channel: G'sMixedTape
OH, FREEDOM
OH, FREEDOM
Published: 2014/11/17
Channel: Petr Kletečka
Suffragette (UK) Trailer song - TRILLS ‘Oh Freedom’
Suffragette (UK) Trailer song - TRILLS ‘Oh Freedom’
Published: 2015/08/25
Channel: TRILLS
Oh Freedom
Oh Freedom
Published: 2016/07/11
Channel: Kumossi Oficial
Oh Freedom
Oh Freedom
Published: 2013/10/31
Channel: Hannah Rose Duggan
Oh Freedom! (Part#2) Black History Month; Ingram Angels
Oh Freedom! (Part#2) Black History Month; Ingram Angels
Published: 2016/12/08
Channel: heartofsteel TYS
Leon Bibb - Oh, Freedom  [HD]
Leon Bibb - Oh, Freedom [HD]
Published: 2016/11/15
Channel: Gary Larson
Odetta - Spiritual Trilogy: Oh, Freedom, Come And Go With Us; I
Odetta - Spiritual Trilogy: Oh, Freedom, Come And Go With Us; I'm On My Way - Gospel
Published: 2012/03/24
Channel: gospel
Vivian Green "Oh Freedom" (From Soundtrack for a Revolution)
Vivian Green "Oh Freedom" (From Soundtrack for a Revolution)
Published: 2012/01/11
Channel: KOCHRECORDS
OH Freedom!
OH Freedom!
Published: 2016/04/13
Channel: Michael Scully
Talking Style: Oh Freedom - Part 1
Talking Style: Oh Freedom - Part 1
Published: 2016/07/26
Channel: No Treble
The Barret Sisters -  Oh Freedom
The Barret Sisters - Oh Freedom
Published: 2016/12/03
Channel: allen freeman
Howard Gospel University Choir - Oh Freedom/We Shall Overcome live@Osijek, Croatia
Howard Gospel University Choir - Oh Freedom/We Shall Overcome live@Osijek, Croatia
Published: 2014/02/08
Channel: Antonija Huljev
Oh Freedom! First Rehearsal
Oh Freedom! First Rehearsal
Published: 2018/01/10
Channel: Lewis Family Playhouse
Oh Freedom cz. 1z2 Gospel Voice & Mistral Gospel Choir
Oh Freedom cz. 1z2 Gospel Voice & Mistral Gospel Choir
Published: 2016/10/02
Channel: Aga Żarnowska
Oh Freedom 🔴 Renée Fleming & Joan Baez & Suzanne Vega & Lou Reed
Oh Freedom 🔴 Renée Fleming & Joan Baez & Suzanne Vega & Lou Reed
Published: 2009/11/15
Channel: MrFrais
Barbara Hendricks - Oh, Freedom
Barbara Hendricks - Oh, Freedom
Published: 2015/12/22
Channel: Jazz and Blues Experience
Joan Baez OH FREEDOM
Joan Baez OH FREEDOM
Published: 2013/06/30
Channel: PS109VanBurenHigh
UBC Youth Choir Singing Hymn # 504 - "Oh Freedom" 02.15.09-11A.M.
UBC Youth Choir Singing Hymn # 504 - "Oh Freedom" 02.15.09-11A.M.
Published: 2009/02/16
Channel: BaptistBoi
Tokens: Odessa Settles sings
Tokens: Odessa Settles sings 'Oh Freedom'
Published: 2012/07/10
Channel: TokensShow
Trills - Oh Freedom
Trills - Oh Freedom
Published: 2015/08/24
Channel: TRILLS
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"Oh, Freedom" is a post-Civil War African-American freedom song. It is often associated with the American Civil Rights Movement, with Odetta, who recorded it as part of the "Spiritual Trilogy", on her Odetta Sings Ballads and Blues album, and with Joan Baez, who performed the song at the 1963 March on Washington. Baez has since performed the song live numerous times, both during her concerts and at other events. The song was first recorded in 1931 by the E. R. Nance Family with Clarence Dooley as "Sweet Freedom".

Some versions of the fourth verse contain the line "No more tommin'," where the word tommin is a derogatory term denoting some black men's extreme submissiveness towards a white person or white people. The word seems to have been derived from Harriet Beecher Stowe's fictitious character Uncle Tom in Uncle Tom's Cabin. These words are not part in the traditional verses, but a later addition, itself part of folk tradition in the USA, in which extra verses are added to traditional songs to highlight different personal feelings, agendas, or lyrical. Invention

Lyrics[edit]

“Oh Freedom”

Oh freedom, oh freedom, oh freedom over me
And before I'd be a slave I'll be buried in my grave
And go home to my Lord and be free
No more weepin',no more weepin',no more weepin'over me
And before I'd be a slave I'll be buried in my grave
And go home to my Lord and be free
No more weeping, no more weeping, no more weeping over me
And before I'd be a slave I'll be buried in my grave
And go home to my Lord and be free
Oh freedom, oh freedom, oh freedom over me
And before I'd be a slave I'll be buried in my grave
And go home to my Lord and be free
There'll be singin', there'll be singin', there'll be singin' over me
And before I'd be a slave I'll be buried in my grave
And go home to my Lord and be free
There'll be glory, there'll be glory, there'll be glory over me
And before I'd be a slave I'll be buried in my grave
And go home to my Lord and be free
Oh freedom, oh freedom, oh freedom over me
And before I'd be a slave I'll be buried in my grave
And go home to my Lord and be free

In the 1964 presidential campaign, civil rights activists opposing the candidacy of Barry Goldwater changed the words to "And before I'd be a slave, I'll see Barry in his grave and go fight for my rights and be free."

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