Dwayne Kennedy - Spirituals

  • Season 1 , Ep 2
  • 01/11/2011
  • Views: 5,929

"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" is a good tune. (1:11)

SLAVERY WAS A TRAGEDY ANDATROCIOUS AND ALL THAT.

ONE COOL THING THOUGH, A LOT OFGOOD TUNES CAME OUT OF IT.

SWING LOW...IT'S A GOOD TUNE,MEMORABLE, YOU KNOW,

SLAVES WROTE IT.

WHAT A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T KNOWTHOUGH IS A LOT OF THOSE SONGS

WERE ACTUALLY LIKE CODES ANDMESSAGES.

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN LIKE,SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT WASLIKE, SWING LOW,

CAUSE THE UNDERGROUND RAILROADIS COMING FOR, LIKE TO CARRY USHOME,

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?OR LIKE OFF THE PLANTATION,

ON TO LIKE, DETROIT. THERE'SPROBABLY SOME SLAVES,

WHO PROBABLY TRIED TO WRITESPIRITUALS, BUT JUST REALLY

WASN'T THAT GOOD AT LIKECONCEALING THE MESSAGE.

(laughter)

HEY RASSUS, I HEAR YOU BEENWORKIN' ON A SPIRITUAL.

WON'T-WON'T YOU SINGIT FOR EVERYBODY?

OH, ALRIGHTMASSUH, UH...

OHHHHH, TONIGHT ATEIGHT-THIRTY GONNA GET SOME

SHOVELS AND BASH WHITEFOLK IN THE HEAD.

(applause)

WHAT TIME?

EIGHT-THIRTY.

DO WHAT?

GONNA KILL WHITE FOLK.

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