Historic Sheet Music Collection

Authors

H. T. Burleigh

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1918

Comments

Negro Spirituals

Includes a forward by Burleigh

New York: G. Ricordi & Co. Inc. (1918)

Some of these resources may contain offensive language or negative stereotypes. Such materials should be seen in the context of the time period and as a reflection of attitudes of the time. The items are part of the historical record, and do not represent the views of the library or the institution.

[Verse 1]
Sometimes I feel like a motherless chile,
Sometimes I feel like a motherless chile,
Sometimes I feel like a motherless chile,

[Chorus]
A long ways from home a long ways from home.
A long ways from home a long ways from home.

[Verse 2]
Sometimes I feel like I’m almos’ gone
Sometimes I feel like I’m almos’ gone
Sometimes I feel like I’m almos’ gone

[Chorus]
A long ways from home a long ways from home.
A long ways from home a long ways from home.

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