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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
American Horror Story Coven - Oh Freedom! Scene
American Horror Story Coven - Oh Freedom! Scene
Published: 2013/12/13
Channel: Rafael A.
Oh Freedom
Oh Freedom
Published: 2015/12/04
Channel: The Golden Gospel Singers - Topic
"Oh, Freedom" - Chester Children
"Oh, Freedom" - Chester Children's Chorus
Published: 2011/08/12
Channel: CheChiChorus
American Horror Story
American Horror Story ''Coven'' - Oh Freedom!
Published: 2016/05/26
Channel: Queso Vasquez
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
Oh freedom
Published: 2010/04/25
Channel: denis jacquiau
"Oh Freedom" Fellowship Chorale
"Oh Freedom" Fellowship Chorale
Published: 2013/02/12
Channel: Inside FBCG
Shirley Verrett, operatic star, sings "Oh Freedom"
Shirley Verrett, operatic star, sings "Oh Freedom"
Published: 2009/10/29
Channel: foropera
Oh Freedom
Oh Freedom
Published: 2016/02/18
Channel: CBC Music
AMERICAN HORROR STORY 3X09 "OH, FREEDOM" SCENE
AMERICAN HORROR STORY 3X09 "OH, FREEDOM" SCENE
Published: 2013/12/12
Channel: Florence Geoffroy
Aretha Franklin - Think (Freedom) - official music version.mp4
Aretha Franklin - Think (Freedom) - official music version.mp4
Published: 2011/07/14
Channel: Nicola Vernizzi
Oh Freedom!
Oh Freedom!
Published: 2014/09/30
Channel: The Golden Gospel Singers - Topic
Oh Freedom
Oh Freedom
Published: 2013/11/21
Channel: Gettysburg College Singers - Topic
Oh Freedom, Chris Vallillo
Oh Freedom, Chris Vallillo
Published: 2016/04/12
Channel: Chris Vallillo
Oh Freedom
Oh Freedom
Published: 2014/11/18
Channel: Various Artists - Topic
Oh Freedom - Golden Gospel Singers
Oh Freedom - Golden Gospel Singers
Published: 2013/12/12
Channel: chr1stw
Vivian Green "Oh Freedom" (From Soundtrack for a Revolution)
Vivian Green "Oh Freedom" (From Soundtrack for a Revolution)
Published: 2012/01/11
Channel: KOCHRECORDS
Joan Baez - Oh freedom
Joan Baez - Oh freedom
Published: 2011/02/27
Channel: bbaaeezz
Oleseng Shuping - Oh Freedom
Oleseng Shuping - Oh Freedom
Published: 2017/10/04
Channel: Cossy Sikhosy
Oh, Freedom
Oh, Freedom
Published: 2010/12/03
Channel: lanningck
FREEDOM
FREEDOM
Published: 2011/11/30
Channel: wanderingsongs
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
OH FREEDOM - By: Mr. Aaron Neville
OH FREEDOM - By: Mr. Aaron Neville
Published: 2011/11/11
Channel: Marie José
Oh Freedom. (Golden Gospel Singers Cover) Academia de Artes Guerrero de Bogotá.
Oh Freedom. (Golden Gospel Singers Cover) Academia de Artes Guerrero de Bogotá.
Published: 2014/12/06
Channel: Ricardo Guzmán
The Golden Gospel Singers – Oh Freedom!
The Golden Gospel Singers – Oh Freedom!
Published: 2015/02/14
Channel: Лена Франк
Oh Freedom
Oh Freedom
Published: 2013/10/31
Channel: Hannah Rose Duggan
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 (Voice)
Oh Freedom (Voice)
Published: 2015/05/21
Channel: James Horner - Topic
Oh Freedom - Stanford Talisman Gala 2017
Oh Freedom - Stanford Talisman Gala 2017
Published: 2017/05/03
Channel: Stanford Talisman
Suffragette (UK) Trailer song - TRILLS ‘Oh Freedom’
Suffragette (UK) Trailer song - TRILLS ‘Oh Freedom’
Published: 2015/08/25
Channel: TRILLS
O Freedom (Negro Spiritual)
O Freedom (Negro Spiritual)
Published: 2014/04/18
Channel: divaslair
oh freedom
oh freedom
Published: 2016/11/18
Channel: Meghan Ackemann
Oh Freedom - Hollis Watkins
Oh Freedom - Hollis Watkins
Published: 2017/02/12
Channel: kenneth anderson
Oh Freedom!
Oh Freedom!
Published: 2014/03/03
Channel: Ona Allison
Oh freedom (soprano)
Oh freedom (soprano)
Published: 2014/01/30
Channel: harrygotdue
OH, FREEDOM
OH, FREEDOM
Published: 2014/11/17
Channel: Petr Kletečka
Joan Baez - Oh, Freedom (Live 1966)
Joan Baez - Oh, Freedom (Live 1966)
Published: 2007/12/09
Channel: ClarenceOlsen1
Joan Baez - Oh Freedom - Turn Me Around - 1984
Joan Baez - Oh Freedom - Turn Me Around - 1984
Published: 2007/07/07
Channel: JoanBaezFan1987
Oh Freedom / Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around (Medley)
Oh Freedom / Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around (Medley)
Published: 2016/06/11
Channel: Joan Baez - Topic
Oh Freedom! (Live)
Oh Freedom! (Live)
Published: 2015/09/24
Channel: Pete Seeger - Topic
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
Harry Belafonte - Oh Freedom
Harry Belafonte - Oh Freedom
Published: 2014/07/17
Channel: Francesc Roca
Oh Freedom! Over me 2.0
Oh Freedom! Over me 2.0
Published: 2015/09/06
Channel: Lars R.
American civil war music - Oh Freedom
American civil war music - Oh Freedom
Published: 2014/07/03
Channel: KlimSanguine
Freedom Suite [a.k.a. Civil Rights Medley] : Oh Freedom, Come and Go with Me to That Land, I
Freedom Suite [a.k.a. Civil Rights Medley] : Oh Freedom, Come and Go with Me to That Land, I'm...
Published: 2014/11/08
Channel: Sweet Honey in the Rock - Topic
Oh Freedom Solo
Oh Freedom Solo
Published: 2016/03/15
Channel: DeAndré Cousley
Oh Freedom
Oh Freedom
Published: 2017/07/01
Channel: James Levy
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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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